Star Wars Outlaws is a new game from Ubisoft Massive Entertainment that takes place in between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The story of the game will follow a scoundrel named Kay Vess and her companion Nix as they try to navigate through the underworld of the Star Wars Galaxy. Not only will players get to explore various locations in the galaxy, but Kay will find herself in contact with many aspects of the criminal underworld. Luckily, Star Wars fans can expect to see some interesting things take place within Star Wars Outlaws, especially on a very familiar planet with an infamous crime lord.
During San Diego Comic Con 2023, the creative team at Massive Entertainment hosted a panel that was centered on the game. The creative director of Star Wars Outlaws, Julian Gerighty, revealed that players will be able to go to the planet Tatooine and work for Jabba the Hutt. Kay will be able to take on missions from Jabba that will help her reputation with the crime lord, or do things that will betray Jabba and put her on his bad side. How any of this will relate to the story of Star Wars Outlaws is still unknown.
After the panel concluded, Julian spoke with StarWars.com and teased what players can expect when working with Jabba the Hutt in an interview. “Fans are going to have to play the game to see who might show up as a part of Kay’s story. I think Jabba’s the most obvious that we’ve featured… We also wanted an iconic location, and that was, for me, Tatooine. It was a big challenge because there are so many things that exist on Tatooine that it’s become a puzzle to put things together…. So Mos Eisley is a big part of it, but there’s also a lot of the dunes, the canyons, and things that you really expect. You know, the greatest hits of Tatooine that we try and put together.”
Although Julian did not give any specific details about what Kay will be doing for Jabba or how much freedom players will have to explore Tatooine, he did give minor details about how the planet will be rendered in the game. “If you close your eyes and give people a choice to go anywhere in Tatooine? Mos Eisley. And specifically one watering hole in Mos Eisley. The opportunity is that you can see all the nooks and crannies. You can see all the things that are informed by the Lucasfilm archives.”
There are going to be multiple planets that we’ll get to visit in Star Wars Outlaws. Toshara is the planet that was revealed during the announcement and gameplay trailers during the Ubisoft Forward presentation. Although Tatooine wasn’t named specifically during that showing, some shots during the trailers had elements that Star Wars fans were able to notice. The SDCC panel was the first time we’ve gotten confirmation that Kay will visit Tatooine during her travels. But how she’ll arrive there and what she’ll be doing is still a mystery for now. We’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out how Jabba the Hutt and the rest of the wretched hive of scum and villainy will come into play.
What do you think about Star Wars Outlaws? Are you curious about what Kay will be doing for Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine? And what planets do you want to visit in the game? Let us know your thoughts about it in the comments down below!
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