Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games have unveiled the initial trailer for their highly anticipated “Star Wars Outlaws,” touted as the “first-ever open-world Star Wars game.”
However, amidst the buzz surrounding this upcoming title slated for a 2024 release, some have drawn attention to the 2003 game, “Knights of the Old Republic,” as a potential contender for the title of the first open-world Star Wars experience. Regardless, the enthusiasm surrounding Outlaws remains widespread.
From the official release:
Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft, and Lucasfilm Games pulled back the curtain today on the first-ever open world Star Wars game, Star Wars Outlaws, releasing in 2024 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC. Set between the events of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, players will step into the role of Kay Vess, a clever scoundrel in the galactic underworld. In Star Wars Outlaws, Kay is looking to attempt one of the biggest heists the Outer Rim has ever seen, all in an effort to start a new life. You can check out the official key art — featuring Kay and her companion Nix (perched atop her shoulder), along with a trench coat-wearing BX-commando droid, and other mysterious details — to the right, and the announcement trailer below.
“It’s a dream come true to be able to collaborate with the team at Lucasfilm Games to create Star Wars Outlaws, the first open-world Star Wars game,” Julian Gerighty, creative director at Massive Entertainment, tells StarWars.com. “Our team at Massive Entertainment has a great deal of experience in open-world games backed by strong technology, and it’s the perfect time to tell an original scoundrel story that will resonate with fans. With the Galactic Empire on the heels of the Rebel Alliance, and the criminal underworld thriving, an outlaw like Kay Vess has a whole galaxy of opportunity in front of her.”