Ubisoft and Lucasfilm unveil first open world game set in the Star Wars universe
Ubisoft and Lucasfilm has announced Star Wars Outlaws – the first open world game set in the vast Star Wars universe – that will be available for Xbox, PlayStation 5 and Windows PC in 2024.
Announced at the Xbox Games Showcase, Star Wars Outlaws is set in the criminal underworld of the Star Wars galaxy between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi as the Rebel Alliance tries to vanquish the Galactic Empire.
Developed by Massive Entertainment, Star Wars Outlaws will have players assuming the identity of Kay Vess alongside a number of colourful scoundrels as they attempt a massive heist in the Outer Rim.
Kay wants to start a new life with her companion Nix as they work their way through the underbelly of the galaxy and battle crime syndicates and wanted criminals.
“When we first imagined the first open-world Star Wars game, we explored where and when it could take place, and quickly realized that we had all the right ingredients for the journey of a scoundrel,” said Julian Gerighty, Creative Director at Massive Entertainment.
“These outlaws live life under the thumb of the Galactic Empire but can still thrive given the opportunities that the criminal underworld opens up for people looking to take advantage of the turmoil.
“The time is ripe for a new outlaw to make their name, and Kay Vess is written in the stars.”
Douglas Reilly, vice president, Lucasfilm Games said: “With Star Wars Outlaws, we’re excited to deliver the first truly open world Star Wars game, with an action-adventure story filled with characters and planets both new and well-known to the Star Wars galaxy.
“We have been working closely with the talented team at Massive Entertainment, and with their years of experience in creating richly detailed worlds, we’re excited for fans to be able to jump into the Star Wars scoundrel fantasy like never before.”
Star Wars Outlaws will be released in 2024 for Xbox. PlayStation 5 and Windows PC.