Ubisoft announced today that it will be working on an open-world game set in the Star Wars universe. Ubisoft Massive, developers of the Division, will head up the new Star Wars project. Subsequently, Division 2 Director Julian Gerighty is set to helm the project. There have yet to be announcements whether the game will be single-player or multiplayer. Fortunately for Star Wars fans around the world, Ubisoft know their way around open-world games.

Punch it, Ubi

The new Star Wars project came to light following Lucasfilm Games entering a partnership with Ubisoft and Bethesda. This marks the first time a company outside of EA produced a Star Wars game since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012. EA famously produced Star Wars games for nearly eight years. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot shared a little insight about the upcoming Star Wars title and what it can offer to fans.

“(The upcoming game is) an original Star Wars adventure that is different from anything that has been done before.”

Development is still in the very early stages but it's a good sign for fans of the Star Wars franchise. Hopefully, this announced project doesn't join the long list of cancelled Star Wars games. Ubisoft and Lucasfilm both promise to share more details with its fans and potential players when there is more to announce. Finally, Lucasfilm stated that all Star Wars games would continue to be treated as canon alongside any film, TV, book, and comic releases. The new game's announcement follows the conclusion of the franchise's third trilogy in December 2019.