Who is ready for a new "Star Wars" game?


The Walt Disney Company France

The strength is with Ubisoft.

The French video game publisher announced Wednesday a collaboration with the Lucasfilm Games studio to develop a new open world game in the

Star Wars



"The richness of the

Star Wars


is a fabulous source of inspiration for our teams," said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO of the company, quoted in a group press release.

“This is the start of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games,” he added.

Since the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney in 2012, the adaptations of

Star Wars

in video games were entrusted to Electronic Arts, and the franchise therefore represents a choice for Ubisoft, whose title took off Wednesday afternoon by more than 6% on the Paris Bourse, at 84 euros.

No release date for the moment

This new “

Star Wars


narrative adventure

” will be led by Massive Entertainment (

Far Cry 3


The Division 2

), Ubisoft's studio based in Sweden.

“Ubisoft has unique know-how when it comes to creating immersive worlds.

[Massive Entertainment has] the creativity, experience and closeness to the community to infuse incredible authenticity, depth and innovative character into this new

Star Wars


 , ”said Douglas Reilly, vice president of Lucasfilm Games, also in the press release.

Information on the game's release date will be shared later, the French group said.

The famous

Star Wars


of George Lucas has seen the birth of a host of video game titles, releases still very popular with fanatics of the franchise.

But the historic label Lucasfilm Games also wants to return to the front of the stage with other epic adventures, and in particular those of the hero

Indiana Jones

whose big return to the consoles was announced on Tuesday by the American video game publisher Bethesda (

The Elder Scrolls



), recently acquired by Microsoft.


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