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Kind of a twofor post..

1. Lucasfilm Games is making a return..finally.

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2. Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games Announce New Story-Driven Star Wars Game
Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games have announced a collaboration on a new Star Wars game. Development on the project will be led by Massive Entertainment whose expertise and talent will be used to create a story-driven, open-world experience within the Star Wars galaxy that will also utilize the studio’s cutting-edge technology and advancements, including the Snowdrop engine.
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Does this mean EA's exclusivity deal ended early? I thought they had total control over Star Wars games until 2023.
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I could get behind a Star Wars reskin of The Division.
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wonderpug wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:52 pm Does this mean EA's exclusivity deal ended early? I thought they had total control over Star Wars games until 2023.
If the Ubisoft game doesn't come out until after the end of that deal, I doubt that there would be a conflict.
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I feel like this is like saying Interplay is still in business. Well yeah, technically....
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Sudy wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:14 pm I feel like this is like saying Interplay is still in business. Well yeah, technically....
Perhaps, but there is a huge difference in the resources available to Disney/LucasArts and the shambling animated corpse of Interplay.
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It's kind of curious that they would go back to LucasFilm Games rather than LucasArts, which is what most people are familiar with. But I guess they chose it as a pairing to LucasFilm, hoping to make it clear that it's a sister company.

I kind of wish they'd done this from the very beginning when Disney acquired LucasFilm, but rather they cast LucasArts aside and let most of their game IPs languish. I hear this is signaling the end of EA being the sole licensee, and this IMHO is a good thing, as I'd like to see more diversity with multiple studios developing and being published under a single banner, and that's what it sounds like is happening with the label being rebooted and these two new games announced.

Oh and as for EA: Kotaku says:
According to Wired’s report, EA will still continue to develop Star Wars games, but Lucasfilm Games, a new gaming label rolled out earlier this week, will be overseeing the production of other Star Wars games as well.
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Rumpy wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:17 pm It's kind of curious that they would go back to LucasFilm Games rather than LucasArts, which is what most people are familiar with. But I guess they chose it as a pairing to LucasFilm, hoping to make it clear that it's a sister company.
Sounds like code for "we're going to milk Star Wars to death again" and not "we're developing a new Monkey Island game".
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Max Peck wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:02 pm I could get behind a Star Wars reskin of The Division.
It's funny you say that. My friends and I often discuss how The Division's formula could work for a lot of cool settings. We discussed Star Wars previously and were talking about how cool a Cyberpunk version of it would be just the other night.
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Sudy wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:23 pm
Rumpy wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:17 pm It's kind of curious that they would go back to LucasFilm Games rather than LucasArts, which is what most people are familiar with. But I guess they chose it as a pairing to LucasFilm, hoping to make it clear that it's a sister company.
Sounds like code for "we're going to milk Star Wars to death again" and not "we're developing a new Monkey Island game".
Well, maybe at first to get the recognition of the label out there. Remember, we didn't know about both of these games before yesterday, so it's still possible for others from their other IPs are being developed, now or in the future. The fact that we're also getting a new Indy game out of this is a start in the right direction.
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Since they're assigning this game to Massive rather than one of the in-house studios that specializes in the various open-world franchises, I'm expecting this Star Wars title to be more like The Division than Far Cry/Ghost Recon/Assassin's Creed. Of course, they have worked on Far Cry and Assassin's Creed titles in the past, so anything is possible -- maybe a Jedi-themed Just Dance Now mobile game that lets you recreate the classic song and dance routines from the Star Wars Holiday Special?

Having said that, I'd be down for a Jedi Assassin's Creed or Rebel Far Cry or Imperial Ghost Recon game.

Or a Corellian Smuggler/Trader/Nerf Herder space sim from Frontier Developments. :coffee:
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I guess we need good news, even if it's like 2 years in the future. Like CodeMasters got the WRC license... but won't be making Dirt / WRC until 2023. Existing licensee has two more versions at least, and it seems they finally gotten a bit serious about improvement than reiterating the old with minor improvements. I felt very little improvement from 5 to 6 to 7 (and yes, I have all of them, and 4 too)
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Lucasfilm Games? Clearly this mean we'll get the long awaited sequel to the Eidolon. I knew this time would come.
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