A new open-world "Star Wars" game announced by Ubisoft
After this announcement, the Ubisoft share took off by more than 6% on the Paris Bourse
The strength is with Ubisoft. The French video game publisher announced Wednesday 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 the company, quoted in a group press release. “This is the start of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games,” he added.
Since the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney in 2012, the 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 Bourse, at 84 euros.
No release date for the moment
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, ”said Douglas Reilly, vice president of Lucasfilm Games, also in the press release.
Information on the game's release date will be shared later, the French group said. The famous Star Wars saga of 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 Tuesday by the American video game publisher Bethesda ( The Elder Scrolls, Fallout ), recently acquired by Microsoft.