Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games both made waves when they announced a number of Star Wars video games currently in development, including one from Respawn Entertainment. EA used to be the only studio that could develop games for the blockbuster franchise. However, Lucasfilm has now opened up this opportunity to other studios. We now have eight Star Wars games in development.
They will not all be released in this year’s release. Some of these games are still in development. Here’s a current list of the Star Wars games in development right now.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywaker Saga will launch on April 5. It is a LEGO-based retelling of all the film franchises. Players can expect a classic family-friendly, fun-filled adventure mixed with TT Games’ signature humor. You can unlock hundreds of characters and visit multiple planets as you progress through the Skywalker movie series. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is coming to Xbox, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Star Wars: Hunters
Star Wars: Hunters is also available for free on mobile and Nintendo Switch. This third-person combat game allows players to match and mix Hunters, and participate in high-stakes contests in The Arena.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 is currently in development at Respawn — the same studio behind the original game — with Stig Asmussen returning as game director. The original Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order released in 2019 and restored some fan faith in EA’s ability to handle the Star Wars franchise. Unfortunately, Lucasfilm eventually allowed other studios to join the Star Wars franchise. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order still delivered solid single-player action and there are high hopes that the sequel will live up.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake
BioWare’s critically acclaimed Star Wars RPG, Knights of the Old Republic, is being remade by Aspyr Media, the developer behind recent ports of Republic Commando and Jedi Academy. Aspyr Media, the developer behind Jedi Academy and Republic Commando ports, is working on the KOTOR remake. “completely rebuilt from the ground up”Next-generation consoles, and PC. It was only announced for PS5 and PC, although it was later confirmed as a console exclusive at launch, which means it’s probably also coming to Xbox at some point as well.
Star Wars FPS by Respawn
Respawn is currently working with Peter Hirschmann, the game director, on a Star Wars first-person shooter. Hirschmann was previously VP of Development at LucasArts, and was executive producer for the original Battlefront games. EA had already released two Battlefront titles, with the latest coming in 2017. We don’t know much about this game right now, but Hirschmann did hint that he’s “always been inspired by the classic Star Wars titles Dark Forces and Dark Forces II.”
Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars
When Lucasfilm Games announced they were opening up the doors to new developers who want to play in the Star Wars sandbox, one of the first games to be announced was Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars game. The game is currently in development at Massive Entertainment, the Sweden-based studio behind The Division franchise and the upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora game.
Star Wars Eclipse
Perhaps the most intriguing game in development right now is Quantic Dream’s Star Wars Eclipse. The studio behind multiple story-driven titles such as Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human is working on a new action-adventure set in the High Republic era. The story will have multiple characters, and follow the Quantic Dream structure. Star Wars Eclipse is in early stages of development.
Star Wars strategy game by Bit Reactor and Respawn
EA’s Star Wars III title in development is a strategy game. Bit Reactor and Respawn are currently working together to develop the game. Bit Reactor, a studio that was established by former Firaxis Games leaders who built the critically acclaimed XCOM series, is Bit Reactor. Greg Foerstch is the Art Director of XCOM 2 & XCOM 2: Enemy Unknown. Bit Reactor, which produces the game, is leading the development.
That’s all of the current Star Wars games in development right now. Which one are you most excited to see?