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Ubisoft partners with Lucasfilm for new open-world Star Wars game



The French video game publisher Ubisoft announced on Wednesday January 13 a collaboration with the Lucasfilm Games studio to develop a new open world game in the Star Wars universe. “The richness of the Star Wars universe is a fabulous source of inspiration for our teams”, said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft, quoted in a group press release.

“It’s the start of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games”, added the leader. Since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012, adaptations of Star wars in video games were entrusted to Electronic Arts, and the franchise therefore represents a choice for Ubisoft, whose title took off Wednesday afternoon by more than 6% on the Paris Stock Exchange, at 84 euros.

This new “Star Wars open world narrative adventure“will be led by Massive Entertainment (Far Cry 3, The Division 2), Ubisoft’s studio based in Sweden.”Ubisoft has unique know-how when it comes to creating immersive worlds. (Massive Entertainment) has the creativity, experience and closeness to the community to infuse incredible authenticity, depth and innovative character into this new Star Wars game“Douglas Reilly, vice president of Lucasfilm Games, also said in the statement. Information on the game’s release date will be shared later,” the French group said.

The famous saga Star wars by George Lucas has seen the birth of a host of video game titles, releases still very popular with fanatics of the franchise. But the historic label Lucasfilm Games also wants to return to the front of the stage with other epic adventures, and in particular those of the hero Indiana Jones whose big return to the consoles was announced on Twitter on Tuesday by the American video game publisher. Bethesda (The Elder Scrolls, Fallout), recently acquired by Microsoft.

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