StarWars.com released an article this morning detailing news around the expansion of Star Wars gaming. Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly discusses the vision for the company’s gaming division and how they plan to expand the Star Wars IP within the gaming world in the coming years. He announced that Lucasfilm Games and Ubisoft are already collaborating on a new story-drive, open-world Star Wars game. While this does not in any way limit or eliminate Electronic Arts and Capital Games from their work on Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes or other games, this does open the door for other studios to start developing Stars Wars themed games.
Here is a look at some of what was said in the article:
The Star Wars gaming galaxy is about to experience its own Big Bang.
“We’ve got a lot of stuff we’re ready to start sharing with fans,” Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly tells StarWars.com, “because we’ve been working quietly behind the scenes for a while now, waiting for this moment.”
And by “this moment,” Reilly is referring to a new direction and era for Star Wars and Lucasfilm gaming overall, as Lucasfilm Games is now opening the doors to developers that want to come play in the galaxy far, far away. “We’re looking to work with best-in-class teams that can make great games across all of our IP. We’ve got a team of professionals here at Lucasfilm Games who can work with the developers, shape the stories, shape the creative, shape the games, to make them really resonate with fans and deliver across a breadth of platforms, genres, and experiences so that all of our fans can enjoy the IPs that they know and love,” he says.
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