Leak Reveals Two New Star Wars Games
A new report has emerged claiming that Disney is being pitched on two new Star Wars games. Fans will be pleased to know that games for The Mandalorian and High Republic, two popular branches of the franchise, may be in the early stages of development. The report suggests that these new additions could be exclusive to X-Box consoles. Nick “Shpeshal Ed” Baker, a prominent industry insider, shared the information found in the report.
During a recent episode of the X-Box Era podcast, Baker spoke a bit more about the subject. He noted that neither one of the games is in full, active development yet. Baker further added that he believes that X-Box Game Studios is involved with at least one of the games. A little later on, he made a point of name-dropping Zenimax Online Studio, which is the developer behind The Elder Scrolls Online. Zenimax became a member of the Xbox family when the gaming giant acquired Bethesda.
New Hires Have Been Made
Baker made it clear that Zenimax has been hiring new people with Star Wars experience. However, he expressed that he was uncertain as to the extent of these hires. Naturally, this information implies that one of the two games, either the one themed around The Mandalorian or the one themed around High Republic, is an MMO. However, Baker said that it is entirely possible that the studio’s next game won’t be a full-on MMO. Rather, he feels that the game will be online-focused or a co-op shooter.
At this stage, the details are quite scarce. What we do know to date should be taken with a pinch of salt. On the other hand, it must also be noted that Jeff Grub, another industry insider and leaker, revealed that he heard that Lucasfilm, the studio responsible for Star Wars, is inking deals for multiple games. It was also reported that Microsoft may be working on its own exclusive game. While this news may be unofficial, it does not change the fact that there are two overlapping reports from two reliable sources.
More Games On The Horizon
In related news, numerous reports from different sources have said that remakes of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 games are in the works. If these pan out, fans of the franchise are set to have an exciting time. Over the past decade, they have been largely starved of quality Star Wars games.