Every Chance You’ll Have to Play Inside the Star Wars Universe
Disney plans to release two Star Wars games annually for the foreseeable future. It’s hard to blame the conglomerate for trying to pump out as many Star Wars games since the franchise has put out some of the most popular video games to date—Star Wars: Battlefront I & II, the various LEGO iterations, Knights of the Old Republic, and so many more.
Keep your eyes out on the horizon (or this list) for the slew of Star Wars games coming our way.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Games
In June 2022, Knights of the Old Republic 2 was released for the Nintendo Switch. While users are still awaiting the DLC that was promised in 2022, rumors are now circulating that the game might be delayed or indefinitely canceled.
In other Knights of the Old Republic games news, Sony’s PlayStation announced its own remake at Sony’s PlayStation showcase back in 2021. Originally developed by Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games, the game has been delayed now that it’s being developed by Saber Interactive. Little is known about it other than that teaser back in 2021. This is rumored to be a PlayStation 5 exclusive before becoming available for PC users. Unfortunately, this update is relatively new and not much else is known about Star War’s most beloved game. The release date is currently unknown.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
EA is finally developing a game that is not attached to the Sims or FIFA. In this Star Wars game, players will explore a galaxy far away as Cal Kestis, an exiled Jedi, after the Great Jedi Purge. Not much else is known about this title for now.
Respawn’s Star Wars strategy game
The Respawn Star Wars franchise was born in 1998 and has been going strong since. Respawn and Bit Reactor’s strategy game is expected to have intense battles and slower missions so players can strategize their troops and fleets.
Bit Reactor’s Star Wars strategy game
EA and Respawn are collaborating to release a turn-based strategy game. This will be the first out of three planned video games. They’re keeping the details for this game under lock and key.
Star Wars: Eclipse
This game occurs during the High Republic era, prior to the events in The Phantom Menace. As video games go, this is new territory, which makes the potential plot and gameplay that much more exciting. This game is being developed by Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games. The developer describes the game by saying “player’s choices will be at the heart of the experience, as every decision can have a dramatic impact on the course of the story.” Gamers should expect a heavy narrative focus game with action-adventure elements like the developer’s other games, Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human. There is anticipation that this will be available for PS5 and Xbox X/S.
Star Wars: Hunters
This is expected to release in 2023, after being delayed one other time. Zynga and NaturalMotion are creating original characters in a post-Galactic Empire universe. This free-to-play game will have multiplayer battles, joining squads to fight Rebels, Jedi, Wookies, Stormtroopers, and bounty hunters. Expect a lot of shooting and lightsaber swings in this game. Gamers will be able to play this game on the Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices.
Ubisoft’s Star Wars Project
Probably the most promising game on the list is Ubisoft’s story-driven open-world project. What could be better than exploring a galaxy far, far away? Ideally, each world wouldn’t be too repetitive, like in EA’s Mass Effect series. The game promises customizable characters, a fleet of playable vehicles, and weapons galore. If the last Assasin Creed games are any indication, this game has the potential to be something special.
Skydance New Media Star Wars Project
Amy Hennig, a writer for the Uncharted series, is working in collaboration with Lucasfilms Games to develop a cinematic Star Wars game. I know I’m biased since I love an epic movie-game hybrid, but it’s beyond exciting that this project collaborates with someone who helped create such an immersive narrative experience using video games as the device.
Can you tell I have a bit of a bias for these last two games? Although some of these video games may be on the chopping block (because that’s, unfortunately, how the cookie crumbles), there are so many to look forward to in the upcoming years. Get ready!
(sources via Lucasfilms & Disney, featured image: Disney)
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