Disney and Lucasfilm have teased a Star Wars online game announcement for December as a part of a publishing marketing campaign that may reveal new Star Wars merchandise each Tuesday for the remainder of the 12 months.
As introduced in an article on the official Star Wars website, the businesses have launched their “Convey Residence 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.
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Disney has given followers a glimpse into what they may count on from potential bulletins throughout the marketing campaign by means 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 manner.
Whereas it is unclear at this level whether or not the announcement will include details about an already present recreation or one thing fully new, there are at the moment plenty of completely different builders engaged on video games set in a galaxy far, distant. With EA’s exclusivity deal over Star Wars games nearing its end, it was introduced earlier this 12 months that Ubisoft is working by itself open-world Star Wars entry. In an interview with IGN earlier this 12 months, SVP of Walt Disney Video games Sean Shoptaw defined that he and his staff had met with Ubisoft Huge after Disney’s acquisition of Fox, which included an already in-development Avatar video game project.
Though EA’s exclusivity deal over the Star Wars franchise is ready to expire, that certainly not means that the writer is stepping away from the universe. Earlier this 12 months, EA CEO Andrew Wilson made very clear that Star Wars had been vastly worthwhile for the corporate, and confirmed it would continue working on games set within the universe. One recreation we are able to seemingly depend on from EA is a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel.
Except for that, Quantic Dream can be rumored to be developing its own Star Wars game and it was revealed throughout Sony’s Playstation Showcase that the staff at Aspyr is remaking Star Wars: Knights of the Old 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 fully completely different is anybody’s guess. For now, nevertheless, you may take a look at this week’s announcement from the “Convey Residence the Bounty” that exposed a range of Star Wars Funko Pops, action figures, and clothing.
Jared Moore is a contract author for IGN. You may observe him on Twitter.