Any developer can make a Star Wars game now. Since 2013, only EA had the license to produce official Star Wars games, but Disney is now taking a more direct approach to making video games with the . This week, Lucasfilm Games has already confirmed an Indiana Jones game from Bethesda and now a brand new Star Wars game from Massive Entertainment.
A subsidiary of Ubisoft and the developer behind The Division series, Massive Entertainment is an intriguing choice, especially when you also consider that Ubisoft is best known for Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Tom Clancy games. This announcement suggests that the Star Wars video game landscape is about to become a lot more varied now. It won’t be just the whim of a single publisher.
The Wild West of Star Wars Games returns
For several decades, no one had the exclusive rights for Star Wars games. The late 1990s to late 2000s was a particularly golden age for Star Wars games as we got fantastic titles like Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2, Knights of the Old Republic, Rogue Squadron, and The Force Unleashed. While there were some true stinkers like , the landscape of Star Wars games was diverse and plentiful.