A post at the Star Wars website explains that Julian Gerighty will be creative director on the project, leading the Massive Entertainment team alongside David Polfeldt. This is the first Star Wars game set up outside of Electronic Arts since it became the sole publisher of Star Wars games after Disney purchased Lucasfilm.
"The Star Wars galaxy is an wonderful source of motivation for our teams to innovate and push the boundaries of our medium", Ubiboss Yves Guillemt added. Ubisoft and Massive will be doing their best to make it happen by way of their proprietary game engine Snowdrop.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Star Wars games will be brought under a new, single brand called Lucasfilm Games.
We'll hopefully have some updates soon, but for now, let us know what you think of this exciting news in the usual place. Then yesterday we learned that a brand new Indiana Jones game is now in the works over at Bethesda. That's an enticing prospect - not only looking to offer a different type of Star Wars game than the multiplayer-focused Battlefront titles, the Dark Souls-esque approach to adventure gaming in Jedi: Fallen Order, and the space-combat of Squadrons, but from a developer who offered an intriguing combination of story missions seamlessly blended with multiplayer environments in The Division games. In a statement to EW, a spokesperson for the company said, "We are proud of our long-standing collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, which will continue for years to come". Lucasfilm also told Wired that all Star Wars games would continue to be treated as canon alongside the film TV, book, and comic releases. Indeed, Ubisoft Massive, the studio charged with its production, is still recruiting its team. In the meantime, it sounds like EA will still be producing some Star Wars games in future - with a Fallen Order sequel likely, though not officially confirmed yet. "While we may not have a lot of details to share at the moment, we've got a number of projects underway with the talented teams at EA". But I can't imagine EA is working on anything new that isn't tied to those franchises in some capacity.