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:
- Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga — 15.33 million copies sold (2007)
- Star Wars Battlefront — 14 million copies (2015)
- Star Wars Battlefront II — 10.53 million copies (2017)
- Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order — 10 million copies (2019)
- 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.