Disney and Lucasfilm have teased a Star Wars online game announcement for December as a part of a publishing marketing campaign that can reveal new Star Wars merchandise each Tuesday for the remainder of the yr.
As introduced in an article on the official Star Wars web site, the businesses have launched their “Deliver House the Bounty” marketing campaign, which is able to see “new Star Wars toys, collectibles, books, attire and extra” revealed on a weekly foundation from now till the tip of December.
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 12, 2021
Disney has given followers a glimpse into what they could anticipate from potential bulletins throughout the marketing campaign by way of an interactive poster on its web site. Every week on the poster particulars completely different characters and memorabilia from throughout the franchise. Nevertheless, on December 14, Disney has as an alternative opted to guide with the picture of a gamepad, hinting that there could also be a brand new Star Wars recreation announcement on its method.
Whereas it is unclear at this level whether or not the announcement will include details about an already current recreation or one thing utterly new, there are presently numerous completely different builders engaged on video games set in a galaxy far, distant. With EA’s exclusivity deal over Star Wars video games nearing its finish, it was introduced earlier this yr that Ubisoft is working by itself open-world Star Wars entry. In an interview with IGN earlier this yr, SVP of Walt Disney Video games Sean Shoptaw defined that he and his crew had met with Ubisoft Large after Disney’s acquisition of Fox, which included an already in-development Avatar online game undertaking.
Though EA’s exclusivity deal over the Star Wars franchise is ready to expire, that not at all means that the writer is stepping away from the universe. Earlier this yr, EA CEO Andrew Wilson made very clear that Star Wars had been massively worthwhile for the corporate, and confirmed it will proceed engaged on video games set within the universe. One recreation we are able to seemingly depend on from EA is a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel.
Apart from that, Quantic Dream can be rumored to be growing its personal Star Wars recreation and it was revealed throughout Sony’s Ps Showcase that the crew at Aspyr is remaking Star Wars: Knights of the Previous Republic “from the bottom up” for contemporary consoles. The KOTOR remake is ready to launch for PS5 as a console unique at launch alongside a PC launch, although at current, the sport doesn’t have an official launch date.
Whether or not or not December 14 will delve additional into one of many initiatives above, or hyperlink to one thing utterly completely different is anybody’s guess. For now, nevertheless, you may try this week’s announcement from the “Deliver House the Bounty” that exposed a spread of Star Wars Funko Pops, motion figures, and clothes.
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