In a galaxy far, far away, the Star Wars universe continues to expand. This time, it’s set to land on our gaming consoles, with Ubisoft’s first open-world adaptation of the beloved sci-fi franchise aiming to make waves. Codenamed internally as “Project Helix”, this promising venture is being developed by Massive, the team best known for The Division 1 and 2 military loot shooters.
A Ray of Hope in Troubled Times
Ubisoft, the Assassin’s Creed publisher, has had a rough patch, with delays and cancellations plaguing their release schedule, leaving massive gaps in their pipeline. Their last fiscal year was marked by significant operational losses. However, they’ve promised investors a healthy slate of big releases for the upcoming fiscal year, which runs through March 2024.
Enter “Project Helix”, a beacon of hope in Ubisoft’s current quagmire. The open-world Star Wars game has been hinted as a potential contender for the “another large game” that Ubisoft stated would release within the next 12 months.
The Game and Its Intricacies
Revealed initially in early 2021, “Project Helix” promises to be a big departure from Massive’s previous work. The creative director, Julian Gerighty, even stated that it would be “totally different” from the types of games the studio had previously developed.
The game is likely to feature some form of interplanetary space travel, a hallmark of Star Wars’ adventures. Despite the development challenges, there are high internal hopes that “Project Helix” could be Ubisoft’s first non-Assassin’s Creed blockbuster hit in a while.
Looking Forward: Release and Beyond
Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars game was initially targeted for a release in early 2024. However, insiders expect that the game’s release could slip to sometime in the following fiscal year, which runs from April 2024 through March 2025.
Regardless, Ubisoft’s summer showcase on June 12 is expected to reveal more details about the upcoming release schedule. Spin-offs for Rainbow Six Siege and The Division are also in the works, along with new Assassin’s Creed games.
- What is the expected release date for Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars game?
The initial target was for early 2024. However, insiders suggest that the game’s release might be pushed to the fiscal year running from April 2024 to March 2025.
- Who is developing Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars game?
The game, internally known as “Project Helix”, is being developed by Massive, the team behind The Division 1 and 2 military loot shooters.
- What can players expect from this game?
The game is expected to be a departure from Massive’s previous work and will likely feature some form of interplanetary space travel, a classic feature of the Star Wars franchise
While Ubisoft’s struggles with delays and cancellations may have left them in a tight spot, there’s hope yet for a bright future. Project Helix”, their open-world Star Wars game, mightjust be the blockbuster they need. While a solid release date is yet to be confirmed, Star Wars fans and gaming enthusiasts alike eagerly await the promised adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
Stay tuned for more updates on Ubisoft’s upcoming release schedule, set to be revealed at their big summer showcase on June 12. The anticipation is high, and the Star Wars universe awaits us, teeming with new adventures and experiences.