EA’s exclusivity on Star Wars has ended! Lucasfilm Games is the new gaming division for Star that will house all of the Star Wars games. Starting with this one.
This is absolutely huge news. EA has had exclusive rights to Star Wars for years and I’m happy that more developers will have a chance to make the games again. Some of the best Star Wars games ever made were made by other developers with no ties to EA. This new open-world Star Wars game is being developed by Massive, The Division, and will be a story-driven, open-world experience.
The game will be using the Snowdrop Engine that both of The Division games used. It’s honestly a great engine and I think the new Star Wars would look absolutely fantastic in that engine. Julian Gerighty, The Division 2 director, will direct this game.
I’m all for giving Massive a chance at something different. One thing they nailed in their Division games was atmosphere and lore. Even if the storytelling in part 2 was piss poor it still had an incredible atmosphere. They have so many options with a Star Wars game that I’m honestly excited to see what they come up with.
No one knows if this game will have multiplayer or be a live service game. We’ll undoubtedly find all of that out as the game gets further into development.
EA has had exclusive rights to Star Wars since 2013. And they’ve only made 4 games in that time span. 2 Battlefront games, Jedi Fallen Order, and Squadrons. They could’ve done so much more with the IP and chose not to. Hopefully, we’ll see another Star Wars RPG similar to Knights of the Old Republic or a sequel to those old games now that EA doesn’t have exclusive rights to the series.
EA will still play a part in the Star Wars universe. They just won’t be the only ones doing it anymore. Now… if only the NFL would allow other developers to make football games…
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