Tuesday December 5, 2023

A Gaming Galaxy Opens

Star Wars
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

Disney-owned Lucasfilm entered a new non-exclusive era this week, unveiling Lucasfilm Games and announcing open-world Star Wars and Indiana Jones titles.

The move is a break from Lucasfilm’s previous exclusive pact with video game giant Electronic Arts. Lucasfilm is now free to work with other well-known video game developers.

Ubisoft, famous for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, is one of the first up.

Few details about the Ubisoft-developed Star Wars game have emerged. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot did however say it will be “an original Star Wars adventure that is different from anything that has been done before.”

Since Disney purchased Lucasfilms for $4.05 billion in 2012, the studio has ramped up production of movies, TV shows, books and video games.

Star Wars games have been successful in the past:

  1. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga — 15.33 million copies sold (2007)
  2. Star Wars Battlefront — 14 million copies (2015)
  3. Star Wars Battlefront II — 10.53 million copies (2017)
  4. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order — 10 million copies (2019)
  5. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed — 9.41 million copies (2008)

Bethesda, developer of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, is taking on the Indiana Jones title. It will be the first non-Star Wars game released by Lucasfilm since 2010.

Which acclaimed developer will Lucasfilm Games work with next?

“We get no shortage of folks knocking on our door,” Lucasfilm Games Vice President Douglas Reilly told Wired.

Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read


ESPN Investors Not A Sure Thing, Disney CEO Says

Disney is exploring selling a stake in ESPN.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James drives against Phoenix Suns guard Jordan Goodwin in the first half at Footprint Center.

NBA In-Season Tournament Gains Viewers in Second Week

The viewership is a 73% increase from last year’s equivalent Friday game.
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

Premier League Sets New Bar with Media Deals


Featured Today

The College Football Playoff is considering rotating TV networks for the national championship game.

CFP Considers Super Bowl-Like Rotation For National Championship Game

Multiple networks could share rights to the championship game, sources told FOS.
Brett Favre
November 27, 2023

Favre Welfare Case Hold-Up? "AG’s Office Has Not Expressed Interest In Pursuing"

The DOJ interviewed Brett Favre in early 2020.
The future of the Pac-12 rests on a court decision.
November 24, 2023

The Pac-12 Plays Its Final Regular-Season Game. Then A Court Decides Its Fate.

The conference's future rests with a court decision.
Lane Kiffin
November 9, 2023

Ole Miss, Lane Kiffin Lawyers Argue for Dismissal of Player Lawsuit

FOS obtained audio of Lane Kiffin's interaction with the player behind lawsuit.


Powered By

Careers in Sports

Looking for a new job? Check out these featured listings and search for openings all over the world.
Multiple - USA Careers
Live Nation
Multiple - USA Careers
Saco Bay PT
Multiple - USA Careers

PENN Entertainment's High-Stakes Gamble with ESPN Bet Kicks Off on Tuesday

After his Barstool failure, PENN CEO Jay Snowden has plenty riding on a deal with ESPN.
The U.K. regulator is Microsoft's last major hurdle to pass.
August 22, 2023

U.K. Reconsiders Activision Takeover Amid Revised Microsoft Offer

Microsoft's new proposal grants cloud streaming rights to Ubisoft.
A general view as Faze Clan takes on EUnited during the Call of Duty League Finals e-sports event at Miami Beach Convention Center.
October 20, 2023

FaZe Clan, Once Valued at $725M, Sold at $16M Valuation to Jerry Jones-Backed GameSquare

The deal, closing in Q4 2023, is being characterized as a merger.

NHL’s Chris Foster on Amplifying Content Distribution With Automation

Learn how the NHL is using WSC Sports to increase fan engagement.
A judge denied the FTC’’s injunction request to block Microsoft’s deal.
July 11, 2023

Microsoft Beats FTC to Move Forward With Activision Blizzard Takeover

A judge denied the FTC’’s injunction request to block Microsoft’s deal.
The FTC is filing an injunction to block Microsoft's deal.
June 12, 2023

FTC Makes Another Move to Block Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Takeover

Microsoft's $69B takeover faces scrutiny in the U.S and U.K.
Goals from the Stanley Cup Final are being shown as 3D videos on Roblox.
June 7, 2023

NHL Uses Roblox to Recreate Stanley Cup Final Goals in 3D

The Roblox activation leverages the NHL's puck and player tracking system.
Nike's .Swoosh NFTs will integrate with future games from EA Sports.
June 2, 2023

Nike NFTs to Appear in EA Sports Video Games

Nike launched its .Swoosh NFT marketplace last year.