Similar to EA over the last couple of years, Lucasfilm Games will continue to direct titles from the franchise point of view, from ensuring Star Wars authenticity to story connectivity within the bigger saga. “We try and assist them utilize their passion, know-how, and concept by bringing our knowledge around the IP, our capability to get in touch with other parts of Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company, to amplify that. To make it even larger than they might imagine,” Reilly states. “We want to discover the stories theyve always pictured telling and make them resonate with our fans, and across the broader Star Wars galaxy.”
All this news comes on the heels of a main return to the classic Lucasfilm Games branding. “And thats going to continue throughout the next year or so, where were going to continue to reveal tasks that are more representative of the legacy of the old Lucasfilm Games that were now trying to live up to.”
“I have actually wanted to do an Indiana Jones game for a long time, and weve never ever had the best fit of partner and idea to make that take place. We are extraordinarily fortunate to be working with Todd Howard, the executive manufacturer for the upcoming game, which will be established by MachineGames and the group at Bethesda. I love Star Wars and we love making Star Wars video games, but its been a long time given that weve made Indy.
For Star Wars and Lucasfilm fans, theres a lot to be delighted about in the realm of video gaming. And Reilly assures theres more to come. “This is simply the start of what I believe is going to be a very interesting year for Lucasfilm Games.”
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The Star Wars video gaming galaxy will experience its own Big Bang.
” Weve got a lot of stuff were prepared to start showing fans,” Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly informs StarWars.com, “because weve been working quietly behind the scenes for a while now, waiting for this moment.”
And by “this minute,” Reilly is referring to a brand-new instructions and era for Star Wars and Lucasfilm video gaming in general, as Lucasfilm Games is now opening the doors to developers that wish to come play in the galaxy far, far. “Were wanting to deal with best-in-class teams that can make excellent games across all of our IP. Weve got a team of professionals here at Lucasfilm Games who can work with the designers, form the stories, form the innovative, form the games, to make them actually resonate with fans and deliver throughout a breadth of platforms, genres, and experiences so that all of our fans can take pleasure in the IPs that they enjoy and understand,” he says.
Case in point, the big news that Lucasfilm Games and Ubisoft are teaming up on a brand-new story-driven, open-world Star Wars game. Weve spent almost a year now, working to get to know them and what they want to bring to the table,” Reilly says. I believe were truly thrilled about where that task is going, since they have a distinct vision for the story and the video game they want to provide.”
Of course, Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment are renowned for their expertise in developing immersive worlds, and in pressing the boundaries of technology with their proprietary engine, Snowdrop. “We know that fans of Star Wars value the feeling of immersion– of being carried into the Star Wars galaxy and moving through richly-detailed environments. Its enjoyable to imagine what the team at Massive can do within Star Wars by bringing their ingenious spirit and their dedication to quality,” Reilly says.
And for fans of contemporary Star Wars video games, fear not: some old friends are sticking around.
Continuing the relationship that resulted in the reinvigorated Battlefront series, the critically-acclaimed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and multiplayer hit Star Wars: Squadrons, Electronic Arts will too play a huge function in the future of Star Wars video gaming. “Were really happy of the video games we have developed with EA,” Reilly states.
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And by “this minute,” Reilly is referring to a new direction and age for Star Wars and Lucasfilm gaming in general, as Lucasfilm Games is now opening the doors to designers that desire to come play in the galaxy far, far away. Case in point, the big news that Lucasfilm Games and Ubisoft are teaming up on a new story-driven, open-world Star Wars game. “We know that fans of Star Wars worth the feeling of immersion– of being transferred into the Star Wars galaxy and moving through richly-detailed environments. Continuing the relationship that resulted in the revitalized Battlefront series, the critically-acclaimed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and multiplayer hit Star Wars: Squadrons, Electronic Arts will too play a big role in the future of Star Wars video gaming. I like Star Wars and we enjoy making Star Wars games, however its been a long time considering that weve made Indy.