Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars could release by March 2024
by Danny Craig ·
It appears that Ubisoft’s first attempt at a Star Wars title is just around the corner, with sources claiming that the publisher is aiming to release the title within the fiscal year.
- Massive Entertainment's open-world Star Wars title, codenamed Project Helix, is coming sooner rather than later, according to Kotaku's sources, with high hopes that the game will be Ubisoft's biggest non-Assassin's Creed hit in a long time. The developer is also reportedly aiming for a March 2024 release date, though the source stated that this is "probably too ambitious" and that it could instead arrive in the 2024-25 fiscal year. If we learn anything new about the game, it will be at Ubisoft Forward Live in June.
- Massive Entertainment, the team behind The Division 1 and 2, is leading the charge on the project, which was announced in 2021. The studio's creative director, Julian Gerighty, stated at the time of the announcement that the game would be "totally different" from its previous releases, but it is unknown what type of game it is. We do know that it will be story-driven, feature interplanetary space travel, and be built on the Snowdrop engine. It was also speculated earlier this year that the game might include microtransactions due to a job listing, though this has yet to be confirmed.
- If the title is as successful as Ubisoft hoped, it will be a huge win for the publisher after it failed to complete many of its projects in the previous fiscal year, resulting in all-time high losses. Due to the financial situation, Ubisoft has shifted its focus to the Assassin's Creed franchise, with ten new games in the works, and plans to increase the team's overall size by 40% over the next few years. Regardless, it has been reported that the upcoming Assassin's Creed Mirage and Nexus have both been internally delayed.
More Ubisoft news:
- Images of the pirate title Skull and Bones have leaked online. According to reports, the game is still in rough shape after a decade of development, with another delay or even cancellation "likely.”
- Ubisoft has confirmed the layoff of up to 60 customer service employees in the US and the UK. Several former staff members claim that the layoffs happened without notice or preparation, putting many people in a difficult situation.