In April 2013, despite the takeover of Disney and the partnership with Electronic Arts, the label specialized in video games LucasFilm Games was officially closed, leaving little hope for the following events and the future of Star Wars games. Moreover, at least three projects were canceled following this closure, including the famous Star Wars 1313.
Fortunately, Star Wars and its universe did not die in the world of video games. Between 2015 and 2020, no less than four games have emerged with Star Wars Battlefront (2015), Star Wars Battlefront II (2017), Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) and Star Wars Squadrons (2020).
Obviously, the next few years will be rich since the official Star Wars site announces the rebirth of LucasFilm Games almost eight years after its closure.
LucasFilm Games – The LucasFilm Legacy in Video Games
It was through a short (but intense) video that LucasFilm Games returned from the world of the dead a few days ago. With this big comeback, LucasFilm enters “a new phase of unprecedented creativity” in video games with the best studios in the industry.
Lucasfilm Games is now the official identity for all LucasFilm game titles. A label that also encompasses the company’s rich catalog of video games, whether Star Wars skins on Fortnite, the “Journey to Batuu” DLC on The Sims 4 or mobile and online games. The next productions like LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga (scheduled for 2021) will be integrated into this label just like the already existing games.
Star Wars games… But not only!
Although the announcement is made on the official Star Wars website and the trailer shows all of the Star Wars games, the LucasFilm Games label intends to highlight all LucasFilm productions. Thus, in the aftermath of the studio’s revival, the game Indiana Jones by Bethesda was announced on social networks. And obviously, this is only the beginning …
Star Wars games… Not just at Electronic Arts!
The day after the rebirth of LucasFilm Games, it’s another big surprise that arrived from the galaxy far, far away from social networks. French publisher Ubisoft announced the development of a new open-world Star Wars game by their Massive Entertainment team (The Division).
Obviously, the label did not lie, it is indeed a new phase of unprecedented creativity which is being installed on the side of LucasFilm Games. Be careful, however, not to overdo it!