Ubisoft is making a Star Wars open world game, ending EA’s exclusivity Star Wars Squadrons

Lucasfilm Games has announced that it’s making a new open world Star Wars game with publisher Ubisoft, to be developed by The Division developer Ubisoft Massive. The news was revealed by Wired, and later elaborated on by Lucasfilm itself, which described this moment as a ‘Big Bang’ for Star Wars gaming. 

This marks the end of EA’s exclusive license to develop games based on the Star Wars franchise, which was announced all the way back in 2013. Now, Lucasfilm wants to work with a host of developers to bring games to life using the company’s IP – as the recent Indiana Jones game announcement indicates, that’s not just limited to Star Wars.