Star Wars Outlaws: Embracing the Role of a Space Scoundrel in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Wars Outlaws: Embracing the Role of a Space Scoundrel in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

In the expansive universe of Star Wars, the upcoming game Star Wars Outlaws offers players a unique opportunity to dive into the gritty underworld through the eyes of Kay Vess, a character with a charming complexity akin to Han Solo. What sets this game apart is its commitment to delivering a role-playing experience where players can truly embody a space scoundrel with all the freedoms and moral ambiguities that come with it.

Kay Vess: The Ultimate Space Rogue

Kay Vess starts the game as a free spirit, loyal only to her alien raccoon pet, Nix, and her own survival instincts. This setup allows for a gameplay experience rich in choices and consequences as Kay navigates through a network of criminal syndicates including Jabba The Hutt’s gang and the Crimson Dawn, famously associated with Emilia Clark’s character from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Navigating the Criminal Underworld

Star Wars Outlaws enables players to engage with various factions by undertaking quests and participating in choice-based gameplay segments. Each decision affects Kay’s reputation with these factions, influencing her journey through the galaxy. For example, players might obtain compromising information about one gang and choose to leverage it with a rival for profit. Such decisions directly impact how different factions view and treat Kay, adding layers of complexity to the game’s dynamics.

The Dynamics of Reputation and Freedom

According to Matthieu Delisle, the lead systems designer, freedom is a core value of Kay Vess’s life philosophy. This perspective shapes her interactions with the syndicates, focusing on mutual use rather than loyalty or friendship. This approach allows players to work with multiple syndicates simultaneously without permanent commitments, enhancing the game’s open-world nature.

Delisle explains, “Reputation is really about how you as a scoundrel navigate the world and the underworld.” This flexible reputation system supports a gameplay environment where players can switch allegiances based on immediate goals, empowering them with significant choice and control over their narrative journey.


Star Wars Outlaws stands out as a beautifully crafted depiction of the Star Wars universe, offering more than just another adventure—it invites players to live out their fantasies as a true space scoundrel. With its non-committal gameplay mechanics and a protagonist who thrives on the fringes of galactic society, the game promises an experience full of depth, choice, and intrigue. As players anticipate the opportunity to explore this darker, yet undeniably enticing facet of the Star Wars galaxy, Star Wars Outlaws is poised to offer an unforgettable journey where freedom and reputation pave the path to survival and adventure.

Novara Skuara

When I was 7, I saw Star Wars: A New Hope in theaters a week after it opened. My parents were nice enough to take me and I have been a fan of Star Wars and almost all science fiction in general. I am an amateur writer who has been published for contributing flavor text to a RP game. I also have a copyright on a novel I hope to be able to publish sometime soon.