Video games are big. Really big. It’s the biggest entertainment industry worldwide with sales of $160 billion in 2021, outselling the movie and music market combined by a factor of almost 2. But for years Star Wars had very little to offer for gamers, other than a few multiplayer games with loot box controversies every couple of years by EA. But after years of neglect when EA had the exclusive license to make Star Wars games, it seems that Lucasfilm is eager to play catch up and to provide fans with all the Star Wars games they could ask for. We’ve already had a couple of announcements, among them “Eclipse” from Quantic Dream (release is still a few years away), then a game by developer Respawn, the KOTOR remake, and Fallen Order II is also in the works. So the next few years will see plenty of Star Wars games already. But earlier on Tuesday it was announced that yet another Star Wars game will be developed. The game has no title, no release date, almost nothing is known, other than that it will be a “cinematic action-adventure” and that Amy Hennig will oversee development of the game. Amy Hennig was, among other things, responsible for Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2 and 3. Hennig left the company after those two games and then famously oversaw development of a single player Star Wars game codenamed “Ragtag” for EA (an open world single player Star Wars game), which was unceremoniously cancelled in 2017 because EA actually believed people hate single player games and instead wanted to focus on “games as a service”. Which is of course ludicrous and even EA have changed their minds in the meantime. Amy Hennig no longer works for EA and is with Skydance New Media now, so the new untitled Star Wars game will be released by them. It’s everyone’s guess whether or not the new untitled Star Wars game can reuse concepts from “Ragtag”. But one thing is certain, Star Wars video games will make a return to the market in the not too distant future after years of neglect. Are you looking forward to all the new games coming in the next few years?
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