By Josh Reilly B.
This week, Lucasfilm announced that upcoming video games will be under the umbrella of Lucasfilm Games, with several upcoming projects to be announced.
Indiana Jones game by Bethesda
On Tuesday, Lucasfilm Games announced an all new Indiana Jones project developed by MachineGames and executive produced by Todd Howard of Bethesda Games Studios. Howard is best known for his work on the Fallout and Elder Scrolls franchises. Lucasfilm also revealed that the game will tell a completely original and standalone story set during the prime of Jones’ adventures. A brief teaser trailer for the game was also released, featuring the iconic fedora and whip of the character.
Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly had this to say:
“I have wanted to do an Indiana Jones game for a long time, and we’ve never had the right fit of partner and idea to make that happen. We are extraordinarily fortunate to be working with Todd Howard, the executive producer for the upcoming game, which will be developed by MachineGames and the team at Bethesda. He has a unique vision and a unique passion for Indiana Jones, and pitched us a story and a concept that is so amazing, I can’t wait to start sharing it with folks. I love Star Wars and we love making Star Wars games, but it’s been a long time since we’ve made Indy. We’re really excited about this one.”
Open World Ubisoft Game
Also announced this week is a project that Star Wars fans have longed for for quite some time: an open world game set in a galaxy far, far away. Ubisoft is a big player in the world of video games, developing series such as Assassins Creed, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy projects, and more. Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment, best known for its work on The Division 2, will spearhead the project.
Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly stated:
“We’re really excited about an opportunity to work with the team at Massive, led by David Polfeldt and the creative director, Julian Gerighty. We’ve spent almost a year now, working to get to know them and what they want to bring to the table. I’m a huge fan of them, personally. I think we’re really excited about where that project is going, because they have a unique vision for the story and the game they want to deliver.”
Upcoming EA Projects
Lucasfilm also confirmed that EA will still continue to develop games in the future. After the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, EA confirmed that sequels to that game are currently in development, along with other projects.
After only 4 new Star Wars games in 5 years, it seems as if Lucasfilm are putting their video game development into light speed.
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