Disney reportedly plans to release video games based on the Star Wars universe every six months going forward, offering one AAA release and one smaller title each fiscal year.It definitely feels like Star Wars-based games have stolen the headline a fair bit recently, and according to reputable insider Tom Henderson via Insider Gaming, it's all part of Disney and Lucasfilm's plan.
Two Star Wars game releases a year is Disney's plan
According to Henderson, Disney plans on releasing a new Star Wars game every six months going forward, which equates to one AAA release each year, as well as a smaller game from the franchise. It's a strategy that looks to have flourished since EA lost its exclusivity rights to the franchise, but that's not to say that the developer hasn't got any Star Wars titles in development, in fact, it's working on three. The three games in development are coming from Respawn, developer of Titanfall 2 and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — both of which feature in our top EA Play games via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate list — and include the latter title's sequel, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, an FPS game, and a strategy game.
Alongside EA's offerings, other announced projects include a narrative-driven-action-adventure game from Amy Hennig's Skydance Media, Quantic Dream's Star Wars: Eclipse, Ubisoft Massive's currently untitled open-world game, Saber Interactive's Knights of the Old Republic Remake, and Zynga's Star Wars: Hunters. It's quite the lineup, and each of the titles are in various stages of development, with some potentially up to four years away from release, and Henderson said that sources have suggested that "there are several more in pre-development."
Speaking about Star Wars: Eclipse, Henderson said that sources have said it's a "development nightmare" for Quantic Dream, which currently has an engine that's apparently "inadequate for such a large-scale project." Due to this, we shouldn't expect to see Eclipse launch until at least 2026. As with any insider information, though, it's worth taking this with a pinch of salt.
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