To the delight of Jedis in every single place, a trailer for the brand new Star Wars Outlaws sport crash-landed throughout Sunday’s occasion.
The brand new title comes from Ubisoft, the studio behind the beloved Murderer’s Creed collection, and is the primary open-world Star Wars sport.
Set between the occasions of The Empire Strikes Again and Return of the Jedi, Outlaws is much less involved with the heroics of the Insurgent Alliance. As a substitute, you’ll step into the scuffed-up footwear of scoundrel Kay Vess as she tries to outwit the galaxy’s prison underworld to drag off a life-changing heist.
Though the trailer didn’t function any gameplay, Ubisoft is promising “an action-adventure story stuffed with characters and planets each new and well-known to the Star Wars galaxy”. We could also be handled to extra footage throughout the Ubisoft Ahead occasion at 5.45pm right this moment. The sport will arrive in 2024 on Xbox Sequence X/S, PS5, and PC.
Star Wars Outlaws was initially introduced in 2021, when Ubsisoft revealed that it was working with Lucasfilm and Disney on a brand new open-world sport.
Huge Leisure, the studio Ubisoft acquired from Activision in 2008, is overseeing the brand new title. The Swedish developer is greatest identified for The Division collection, Far Cry 3 and Murderer’s Creed Revelations. Alongside Outlaws, Huge can be engaged on one other sport based mostly on a blockbuster franchise owned by Disney: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.
Ubisoft will probably be hoping the video games can flip round its fortunes after a disappointing begin to the yr that noticed it cancel three video games, and push again the discharge of its pirate journey Cranium and Bones.
In fact, open-world video games aren’t as sizzling as they was once. For each basic like GTA 6, there’s a shallow imitation reminiscent of Saints Row (2022). Ubisoft has additionally been accused of making empty open-world video games in a few of its Murderer’s Creed sequels.
However, the joys of knocking off the largest cash vaults within the Outer Rim is sure to get pulses racing. It helps that Star Wars is within the midst of a gaming renaissance due to EA’s strong Cal Kestis video games, together with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and this yr’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
The pressure is robust with this one.