The number of new Star Wars video games in development has skyrocketed since publisher Electronic Arts’ exclusive access to the Lucasfilm franchise ran out. There are at least eight major Star Wars games in the works, with more likely to be announced in the coming months and years.
These video game projects join a long list of new movies, TV shows, books, and comics set in George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away, as Lucasfilm Games works to rebuild Star Wars’ presence in games. Many of these games are years away, as evidenced by the number of Star Wars logos and untitled projects you’ll see below.
Beyond recent releases like Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Y star wars the force unleashed for Nintendo Switch, and the continued development of games like the MMO Star Wars, The Old Republichere are every Star Wars game in development (that we know of).
Star Wars: Hunters
Developed by Zynga and NaturalMotion, the studio known for its CSR Racing games, Star Wars: Hunters is a free to play multiplayer arena battle game coming to Android, iOS and Nintendo Switch in 2022. Star Wars: Hunters is set after the fall of the Galactic Empire and features a colorful cast of original characters. Stars include Slingshot, an Ugnaught who rides a Droideka into battle; Utooni, a couple of Jawas doing the two kid thing in a trench coat; Grozz, a Wookiee who fights using a pair of severed KX droid arms as melee weapons; and J-3D1, a droid programmed to think he can use the Force.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Redo
The flagship Star Wars RPG from BioWare and LucasArts Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is “completely rebuilt from the ground up” by developer Aspyr, with help from Sony Interactive Entertainment. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake pledge “[honor] what fans love about the original, while bringing new fans on this incredible journey. The remake of the 2003 original will be released on PlayStation 5 as a console exclusive at launch, and it’s also coming to PC.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake It has no release date.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order two
Image: Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts via Polygon
Titanfall and Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment is planning a 2019 sequel Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Orderthe game that sent Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis on a galactic chase after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Game director Stig Asmussen (god of war 3) returns at the top of the sequel, which has no official release date or title.
Untitled Star Wars FPS
Image: Electronic Arts/Lucasfilm Games/Lucasfilm
Respawn Entertainment also has an entirely new, untitled Star Wars first-person shooter in the works. Game director Peter Hirschmann is leading the development of the shooter, which is good news for fans of the early Medal of Honor games and the original Star Wars: Battlefront games, where he was a producer. Respawn’s Star Wars shooter has no announced release date or platform, but it appears to be publisher Electronic Arts’ replacement for the modern Battlefront franchise, which was developed by DICE.
Untitled Star Wars strategy game
Respawn also has its fingers in a new Star Wars strategy game. The studio is producing the untitled game, but development is being handled by Bit Reactor, a new studio made up of developers from the XCOM and Civilization franchises. Bit Reactor is directed by Greg Foertsch, the art director of XCOM Y xcom 2. There is also no release date for this one.
Untitled Star Wars game from Ubisoft Massive Entertainment
Massive Entertainment, known for its work on Tom Clancy’s The Division games, is creating a “new open world story-driven video game set in the Star Wars galaxy.” Little is known about what Massive is calling “The Star Wars Project,” other than the fact that it will use the studio’s in-house Snowdrop engine and that Tom Clancy series veteran Julian Gerighty will serve as the game’s creative director.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot called Massive’s Star Wars game “the start of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games,” so expect more from publisher Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry.
star wars eclipse
Image: Quantum Dream Games/Lucasfilm
Presented with a dramatic trailer at The Game Awards 2021, star wars eclipse is the first announced video game set during the relatively new era of the High Republic franchise, “the Golden Age of the Jedi”. Eclipse is developed by Quantic Dream (Detroit: Become Human, heavy rain) and will offer players a diverse cast of characters as they explore the uncharted region of the Outer Rim and encounter never-before-seen species and planets. Quantic Dream promises a deep and branching narrative: “The player’s choices will be at the center of the experience, as each decision can have a dramatic impact on the course of the story.”
star wars eclipse It doesn’t have a release date or platforms, but early reports of its development indicate that this journey through the Star Wars galaxy is a long, long way off.
Untitled Star Wars game from Skydance New Media
Image: Lucasfilm Games/Skydance New Media/Lucasfilm
Amy Hennig, who once worked on a Star Wars game at EA’s Visceral Games studio but had her project, known as Project Ragtag, reworked and ultimately cancelled, gets another go at Star Wars. Hennig’s relatively new studio, Skydance New Media, is developing a “richly cinematic action-adventure game with an original story” set in the Star Wars universe. No title, release date, or platform has been announced.