French publisher Ubisoft has revealed the Star Wars title it has been working on.
The open-world game is called Outlaws and sees players take on the role of scoundrel Kay Vess as they attempt a massive space heist. Word that Ubisoft was working on a Star Wars title emerged in January 2021. Work on Star Wars Outlaws is being led by Sweden's Massive Entertainment, with the company's studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Chengdu, Milan, Montpellier, Shanghai, Toronto and Paris helping out.
The game is coming to PC in early 2024, though appears to be coming out via its Ubisoft Connect platform with no mention of Steam.
"When we first imagined the first open-world Star Wars game, we explored where and when it could take place, and quickly realized that we had all the right ingredients for the journey of a scoundrel," Massive's creative director Julian Gerighty said.
"These outlaws live life under the thumb of the Galactic Empire, but can still thrive given the opportunities that the criminal underworld opens up for people looking to take advantage of the turmoil. The time is ripe for a new outlaw to make their name, and Kay Vess is written in the stars.”
LucasFilm VP Douglas Reilly added: “With Star Wars Outlaws, we’re excited to deliver the first truly open world Star Wars game, with an action-adventure story filled with characters and planets both new and well-known to the Star Wars galaxy. We have been working closely with the talented team at Massive Entertainment, and with their years of experience in creating richly-detailed worlds, we’re excited for fans to be able to jump into the Star Wars scoundrel fantasy like never before.”