Lucasfilm announced on Wednesday that the France-based Ubisoft would publish an open world “Star Wars” game, development of which will be headed by Massive Entertainment’s managing editor David Polfeldt and creative director Julian Gerighty. Specific details about the upcoming game, including a release date and plot details, were not provided.
Ubisoft’s untitled “Star Wars” game marks the franchise’s first installment in the open world genre, which typically places the player character in an expansive region and gives them the freedom to complete missions using a variety of tools and abilities. Ubisoft has years of experience publishing games in the genre; the company’s “Assassin’s Creed,” “Watch Dogs,” and “Tom Clancy” franchises have all received open world installments, many of which have enjoyed commercial success.
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