Disney and Lucasfilm have teased a Star Wars online game announcement for December as a part of a publishing marketing campaign that may reveal new Star Wars merchandise each Tuesday for the remainder of the 12 months.
As introduced in an article on the official Star Wars web site, the businesses have launched their “Convey Dwelling the Bounty” marketing campaign, which is able to see “new Star Wars toys, collectibles, books, attire and extra” revealed on a weekly foundation from now till the top of December.
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 12, 2021
Disney has given followers a glimpse into what they may anticipate from potential bulletins throughout the marketing campaign by way of an interactive poster on its web site. Every week on the poster particulars completely different characters and memorabilia from throughout the franchise. Nevertheless, on December 14, Disney has as an alternative opted to steer with the picture of a gamepad, hinting that there could also be a brand new Star Wars sport announcement on its method.
Whereas it is unclear at this level whether or not the announcement will include details about an already present sport or one thing utterly new, there are at the moment quite a few completely different builders engaged on video games set in a galaxy far, distant. With EA’s exclusivity deal over Star Wars video games nearing its finish, it was introduced earlier this 12 months that Ubisoft is working by itself open-world Star Wars entry. In an interview with IGN earlier this 12 months, SVP of Walt Disney Video games Sean Shoptaw defined that he and his crew had met with Ubisoft Huge after Disney’s acquisition of Fox, which included an already in-development Avatar online game challenge.
Though EA’s exclusivity deal over the Star Wars franchise is ready to expire, that on no account means that the writer is stepping away from the universe. Earlier this 12 months, EA CEO Andrew Wilson made very clear that Star Wars had been vastly worthwhile for the corporate, and confirmed it could proceed engaged on video games set within the universe. One sport we are able to seemingly rely on from EA is a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel.
Apart from that, Quantic Dream can also be rumored to be creating its personal Star Wars sport and it was revealed throughout Sony’s Ps Showcase that the crew at Aspyr is remaking Star Wars: Knights of the Outdated Republic “from the bottom up” for contemporary consoles. The KOTOR remake is ready to launch for PS5 as a console unique at launch alongside a PC launch, although at current, the sport doesn’t have an official launch date.
Whether or not or not December 14 will delve additional into one of many tasks above, or hyperlink to one thing utterly completely different is anybody’s guess. For now, nonetheless, you possibly can take a look at this week’s announcement from the “Convey Dwelling the Bounty” that exposed a spread of Star Wars Funko Pops, motion figures, and clothes.
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