Happy Star Wars day everyone! This May the 4th, we’ll be taking a look through every single Star Wars game currently in development. From remakes to sequels to entirely new entries, here’s everything we know about the 8 upcoming Star Wars games.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake
Kicking us off is a remake of one of the most revered Star Wars games out there. Sony announced the Knights of the Old Republic remake in early September of last year with a short teaser during a PlayStation showcase.
Aspyr Media are handling the remake. The company has ported a variety of games over the last two decades, including a bevy of those set in a galaxy far, far away. However, KOTOR will be a full remake and a timed exclusive for the PS5 and PC.
Originally developed by BioWare, the game takes place 4,000 years before the films during the height of the Galactic Republic. However, sith forces seek to disrupt the balance, and it’s up to the player to choose who they side with. Currently, the game is in early development, so we probably won’t hear a great deal for a short while yet.
Amy Hennig’s Star Wars game
Announced a few weeks ago, this entry sees Uncharted creative director and writer Amy Hennig at the helm. Previously having worked on a cancelled Star Wars game, codenamed Project Ragtag, Hennig is now working with Skydance New Media for a narrative-driven, cinematic action-adventure title in the Star Wars universe.
Not much else is known about the game at the moment. However, the filename for an image on the game’s announcement post suggests it is codenamed “Project Walton”.
This could refer to Galen Walton Erso, a character in Rogue One played by Mads Mikkelsen. He’s the one who implemented the exhaust port on the Death Star which was ultimately used to destroy the battle station. Other reports suggest the game is based on the Rebel Alliance era, so this reference may not be far off.
The game is still very early in development, so expect to hear more about it from us down the line.
Jedi: Fallen Order Sequel
A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Jedi: Fallen Order was announced earlier this year. Developed by Respawn Entertainment, the first game followed Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis and former Jedi Cere Junda trying to rebuild the Jedi Order. Presumably, then, the sequel will follow on with this, but the specific details aren’t known at this time.
What we do know is that the game will be next-gen only on release, and that new information could be coming soon. How soon? Well, rumours are circulating that a May reveal is likely. Some even suggest that the info will be dropping today to line up with May the 4th celebrations. Either way, everything points to a late 2022/early 2023 release.
Star Wars: Eclipse
Eclipse is a branching narrative game from Quantic Dream. The game was announced at the 2021 Game Awards and is set in the Outer Rim during the High Republic era. Much like other games from Quantic Dream, players will take control of multiple characters and make their own decisions to shape the story.
Earlier in the year, there were reports that development was in a rough state for the company. These reports mention that the studio were struggling to hire new talent for the game. This is in part due to allegations of sexual harrassment and a toxic work environment surrounding the company. However, more recent reports suggest that the development is going more smoothly. They also claim that this game will be the next one Quantic Dream will put out.
Star Wars: Hunters
At the moment, we know the most about Hunters out of all the Star Wars games. This is mainly due to the fact that it’s slated for a release this year and has a pre-release version out already. Developed in collaboration between Lucasfilm Games and Zynga, it will be a multplayer team-based battle game. It will release on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch on launch.
The game boasts a large selection of characters, including a robot with a lightsaber, a former stormtrooper, and two Jawas in a big coat (no, really). The trailers so far seem to show off gamemodes about capturing objectives and moving payloads, much like you’d expect from other games in the genre.
However, the game also promises a more unique gamemode with Huttball. This mode sees teams fighting for possession of a ball to try and score in the enemy’s goal.
Hunters will be free-to-download when it launches later this year.
Respawn’s Star Wars FPS
Alongside the Jedi: Fallen Order sequel, Respawn are also working on a Star Wars first-person shooter. The game was announced alongside Jedi: Fallen Order 2 and a strategy game also being worked on by Respawn and published by EA.
While EA will lose their exclusive license for Star Wars games next year, they will continue to publish games for the franchise. However, with this licensing deal still in place until then, many of the games in this list will likely not see a release until 2023 at the earliest.
Respawn and BitReactor Star Wars Strategy game
The aforementioned Star Wars strategy game is being made in conjunction with Bit Reactor, a new company founded by former Civilization and XCOM lead developers. Respawn will be producing the title while Bit Reactor leads development.
Ubisoft’s open-world game
Ubisoft’s Star Wars game, currently titled on their website as The Star Wars Project, claims to be a new story-driven open-world game. The game is being developed by Massive Entertainment who previously developed The Division.
The game’s site promises that the project will have “some of the most experienced talents” and “cutting-edge technologies”. This includes Ubisoft’s in-house Snowdrop engine which has been in use since 2016. The website finishes off by saying that they will “deliver a groundbreaking Star Wars adventure.”
And there we have it! All 8 Star Wars games currently in development. With a wide variety of releases in all different genres, the future of games in a galaxy far, far away is looking very interesting!
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And remember, May the 4th be with you!