Ubisoft Plans 'Star Wars' Open World Game With Lucasfilm

Yves Guillemot -Getty - H 2020
ERIC PIERMONT/AFP via Getty Images
The French video game company shared the announcement in a blog post on Wednesday.

Ubisoft is making an open world Star Wars game in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, the video game licensor of George Lucas.

"The vast Star Wars lore is an incredible source of inspiration for our teams," said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft, in a blog post. "This is the beginning of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games, and we are pleased to be working hand-in-hand to build upon the incredible legacy of Lucasfilm to create a game that we know Star Wars fans will love."

Julian Gerighty (Splinter Cell, The Division 2) will lead the project as creative director. Ubisoft also shared that development on the story-driven game will be led by Swedish video game developer Massive Entertainment and its managing director David Polfeldt.

There are limited details about the game so far, though Gerighty shared with Ubisoft News that the project will be a departure from his previous work like action role-playing game The Division. The team, he said, is looking to create something "totally different from what we have done in the past, upping the bar for the industry."

"First, we want to make it a unique game in the saga with a captivating story and set of characters that players can relate to and connect with," Gerighty said. "We want to take what is familiar and resonant about Star Wars and tell the stories of new characters who have their own motivations and stakes."

As the game development progresses, details will be posted on Ubisoft News.

The Star Wars game is not the only title on tap from Lucasfilm Games, a new gaming shingle that Lucasfilm unveiled Jan. 11. Bethesda is working on a new Indiana Jones game with an original story is in development from Swedish studio Machine Games in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.