During today’s absolutely stacked Xbox Games Showcase, Ubisoft slipped in for a visit with a reveal trailer for the long-mysterious Star Wars game led by the team at Massive Entertainment (The Division, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora). It’s called Star Wars Outlaws and it’s an open-world game set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars Outlaws will put players in the shoes of Kay Vess, along with her companion Nix, in a wholly original heist story across the galaxy’s seediest seedy places as she thwarts crime syndicates and becomes, well, an outlaw. Outlaws is primarily in development at Massive but also has assistance from a huge number of other Ubisoft studios including Ubisoft Annecy, Bucharest, Chengdu, Milan, Montpellier, Shanghai, Toronto and Paris.
Star Wars Outlaws is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2024. A better look at the game itself will come as part of Ubisoft Forward this week – see all the times and links for that here. Otherwise, check out the debut trailer for the game below:
“When we first imagined the first open-world Star Wars game, we explored where and when it could take place, and quickly realised that we had all the right ingredients for the journey of a scoundrel. 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,” said Julian Gerighty, Creative Director at Massive Entertainment in an accompanying press release. “The time is ripe for a new outlaw to make their name, and Kay Vess is written in the stars.”
“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,” added Douglas Reilly, vice president, Lucasfilm Games. “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.”