Fans of Star Wars have a lot of new content to check out in 2023. With the release of new seasons for shows like The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch, and even more incoming, has some good things going on. But in addition to that, fans of a galaxy far, far away have the release of EA’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor in April to look forward to when the game is out on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. And yet, that’s not the only Star Wars game that has been in development for some time with little to no information for a while. If we’re getting more Star Wars games in the nearby future, what are they and where have they been?
For a long time, Electronic Arts had the license to make new Star Wars games exclusively, shutting out other studios from making their own games. With that coming to an end, developers at various companies now have the ability to tackle Star Wars in new and interesting ways, if they are able to release them. Some games fans were eagerly anticipating have either gone completely silent or were canceled before progression on them could be made. Luckily, not every Star Wars game that has gone missing in recent years is down and out. So here are a few of the new Star Wars games that were announced or shown in some capacity a while back, but have not shown up since. We sense a disturbance in the force…
Star Wars Eclipse – Quantic Dream
From the makers of Heavy Rain and Detroit Become Human comes a Star Wars game set in the era of the High Republic. Quantic Dream has been working on Star Wars Eclipse for a long time, with many twists and turns that have been reported on in many outlets since its first official reveal during the Game Awards with a trailer. The game was said to have many gameplay aspects that harkened back to some of the studio’s previous hits, such as branching narratives and a heavy emphasis on character interactions. At the same time, a lot of chatter about combat and a multiplayer component was rumored or mentioned in various capacities, without much confirmation or clarification from Quantic Dream themselves.
Ever since fans were given a glimpse of the game in that trailer, a lot of chatter about troubles at the studio and a deafening silence has put doubt into everyone’s minds. The trailer shown did have many familiar sights that Star Wars fans were excited about, including shots of Yoda at the Jedi Temple and starships that echoed some of the technology seen during the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
In addition, the showcase of different alien races and species gave the impression that we would see a bustling world where the story took place, with the hopes of Quantic Dream’s signature attention to detail being at the forefront. While leaks and reports of the game had details about what the story might be, not much has been said officially since then. How this game will take form, and when it will finally release, is anyone’s guess at this point.
Star Wars Hunters – Zynga
A while back we got a look at the upcoming multiplayer combat game Star Wars Hunters, set for release on iOS/Android and Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, while the game has been shown in multiple places with gameplay on display it hasn’t been released for any platform just yet. The official website has a timeframe of 2023 for the game to come out, but no definitive date has been revealed.
Star Wars Hunters borrows gameplay elements from titles like Overwatch and Apex Legends, where you play as a chosen hero and battle in team-based matches. Players can expect the usual Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag game modes, with a few other arena modes that aim to be competitive. The cast of heroes has been revealed for a while and has a wide range of characters to choose from including a dark side assassin, Jedi droid, jawa scavengers, bounty hunters, and more. The game takes place on the planet Vespaara located in the Outer Rim and has a bunch of environments where battles happen. Star Wars Hunters has pre-registration open now and a soft launch going on now, but still listed for official launch in 2023.
Ubisoft’s Open-World Untitled Star Wars Game
Announced over social media back in 2022, Ubisoft has been hard at work on a new Star Wars game that is said to be open-world. The game is being headed by Massive Entertainment, the same team who made Tom Clancey’s The Division 2 and the upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora for 2023. In collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games, Massive is looking to create a story-drive open-world game set in the Star Wars galaxy. The project itself has been given the code name Snowdrop since it was first revealed that it had been in development.
No concrete details about the gameplay or story have been revealed by Ubisoft or Massive Entertainment. Many have speculated that the game would share similar characteristics to the studio’s previous titles, most notably The Division 2. Could this be a game where you play as a team of characters? It’s anybody’s guess as of now. However, Ubisoft Creative Director Julian Gerighty posted about the game on Twitter saying “2023 is going to be a huge year for them” with #MassiveStarWars included. The tweet also had an image of the Star Wars logo from the announcement of the game’s development prior.
Julian then followed up the tweet afterward with a small statement after the tweet was shared around everything saying, “This seems to have sparked quite some interest! To be clear, I meant that 2023 will be huge for our teams building our game (which you could be a part of!).” When and where we’ll hear about this game next is unknown.
Respawn’s Two Untitled Star Wars Games
While Respawn Entertainment is releasing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on April 28th, it’s not the only game that has been in development for them. The studio actually has two other games that fans should get excited about, a new first-person shooter and a strategy game. The first game is being led by Respawn game director Peter Hirschmann and was first revealed in January 2023. What is interesting is that postings about the project on LinkedIn have possibly revealed that the game is heavily inspired by classic Star Wars FPS titles like the Jedi Knight trilogy (Dark Forces and Dark Forces 2). Could this be the game that finally brings fan-favorite character Kyle Katarn into the new Star Wars canon? Or are going to get something entirely new inspired by the classics? No release date from either Respawn or Electronic Arts was given, nor has one been rumored since the announcement.
The second Star Wars game from the studio is a strategy game being made in collaboration with Bit Reactor, a studio known for making strategy games. In the past, they were best known for working on titles like XCOM, Civilization, Elder Scrolls Online, and the Gears of War franchise. Their forte is strategy games so it would make sense for Respawn to team up with them in making this new Star Wars game, but other details about the game have since been unknown. The project is being led by Greg Foertsch, a games industry veteran who has done work on series such as Sid Meir’s Civilizations and Alpha Centauri. We still don’t have a release date or window, but the project could be very early in development, so don’t expect to see it for a while.
Amy Hennig and Skydance New Media Star Wars Game
One of the best writers in the games industry is industry veteran Amy Hennig, who has done work on popular games like Uncharted, The Legacy of Kain, and many others. Amy is currently working on writing the story for an action-adventure Star Wars game with Skydance Media. The project is still very early on and hasn’t had a full reveal since its original announcement.
For those who don’t know, Amy Hennig prior to this was working with Visceral Games on another untitled Star Wars game back in 2017 that was canceled by Electronic Arts. The project was codenamed Project Ragtag and part of a demo build for E3 2016 was shared online. While the demo had a good reception, various problems behind the scenes at the studio led to the cancelation of the game and eventually the disbanding of Visceral Games.
Skydance New Media is known for previous titles like The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, as well as Archangel and PWND. They worked on those games before they underwent changes in management and became Skydance New Media. No details about release date, platforms, or game specifics have been revealed or reported on since Amy Hennig’s involvement with the project. While there could be a possibility of more information about the game to come out in the months or years ahead, possibly at events like E3 or Star Wars Celebration, we might not be hearing or seeing the game in any significant way for a very long time.
Knights of the Old Republic Remake – Aspyr and Saber Interactive
The announcement of a full remake of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic got many Star Wars fans excited. One of the best role-playing games and Star Wars stories is being remade for modern consoles? Sounds like a completely epic win. However, it quickly became apparent that things weren’t progressing as smoothly as many hoped, with Aspyr seemingly being shaken up after a progress check on the game’s development. Since then, various outlets have reported that the remake for Knights of the Old Republic was shelved and possibly given over to Saber Interactive to restart development.
Originally when the game was being made by Aspyr Media, the game was going to be a full remake of the original KOTOR. Many of the characters and story beats were said to be in place, with minor changes made here and there. The gameplay on the other hand was unclear if major changes were going to be made to make the combat and exploration more in line with modern releases. Many players have said that the combat in Knights of the Old Republic was the weaker part of the experience, and wasn’t opposed to seeing it be improved in some way. Outside of an announcement trailer shown during a 2021 PlayStation Showcase, which featured Revan igniting his lightsaber, little to no other details were given about the game. This was right up until news broke out about Aspyr being removed from the project by parent company Embracer Group and things changing at the studio.
At this point, it’s said that Saber Interactive has been assigned to make the game, with a number of outlets reporting that they had been helping out Aspyr for weeks prior to the big changes. One quote passed around stated the changes were done to “ensure the quality bar is where we need it to be for the title”. Will we see Knights of the Old Republic Remake again any time soon? Nobody knows for sure. Though speculation about it is grim, it doesn’t seem like the project has been canceled just yet. We may get to see Revan, Bastila Shan, and the rest of the Knights of the Old Republic cast remade in modern-day graphics someday.
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