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 “Bring Home 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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— Star Wars (@starwars) October 12, 2021
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 website. Each week on the poster particulars totally different characters and memorabilia from throughout the franchise. However, on December 14, Disney has as a substitute opted to steer with the picture of a gamepad, hinting that there could also be a new Star Wars sport announcement on its means.
While it is unclear at this level whether or not the announcement will include details about an already current sport or one thing utterly new, there are at present a variety of totally 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 Games Sean Shoptaw defined that he and his group had met with Ubisoft Massive after Disney’s acquisition of Fox, which included an already in-development Avatar video game project.
Although EA’s exclusivity deal over the Star Wars franchise is ready to expire, that not at all 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 sport we will seemingly rely on from EA is a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel.
Aside from 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 group at Aspyr is remaking Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic “from the bottom up” for fashionable 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 December 14 will delve additional into one of many initiatives above, or hyperlink to one thing utterly totally different is anybody’s guess. For now, nonetheless, you may try this week’s announcement from the “Bring Home the Bounty” that exposed a range of Star Wars Funko Pops, action figures, and clothing.
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