Ubisoft has revealed that it is working on a brand new open-world game set in the Star Wars universe. The story-driven experience is being developed by the French publisher’s Massive studio.
The Swedish developer has previously been responsible for the creation of The Division and its sequel. However, it is also working on another high-profile movie adaptation based on James Cameron’s Avatar series.
There’s little information about the new Star Wars game other than a brief teaser that can be seen below.
This also marks the first time that a major Star Wars game has been developed by a non-EA studio since the publisher acquired the exclusive rights to the sci-fi franchise in 2013. Despite losing its exclusive hold on Star Wars games, EA will continue to work on titles based on the movie series.
“The vast Star Wars lore is an incredible source of inspiration for our teams,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said on the company blog. “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.”
The announcement comes just a few days after Disney confirmed that it was reviving the famous Lucasfilm Games name. The company also revealed yesterday that it was partnering with Fallout and The Elder Scrolls developer Bethesda to create an Indiana Jones game.