On the heels of the announcement of Disney recreating the Lucasfilm Games brand, two big gaming studios confirmed they are working on games using two iconic George Lucas licenses: Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
Bethesda has announced they are working on “a new Indiana Jones game with an original story,” using their Machine Games studio, best known for the Wolfenstein series. See the very short teaser below.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) January 12, 2021
At the same time, Ubisoft confirmed they are developing a new Star Wars game with their team at Ubisoft Massive, designers of The Division series. Massive confirms they
“The vast Star Wars lore is an incredible source of inspiration for our teams,” said Yves Guillemot, co-founder and CEO, Ubisoft. “This is the beginning of a long-term collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm Games, and we are pleased to be working hand-in-hand to build upon the incredible legacy of Lucasfilm to create a game that we know Star Wars fans will love.”
Hear from the team at Massive, working to create this brand new Star Wars adventure!
— Massive Entertainment – A Ubisoft Studio 🎮 (@UbiMassive) January 13, 2021
These games are still early in development. Electronic Arts formerly had an exclusive deal to develop Star Wars games. In the wake of this news, EA has posted a statement via social media saying they “look forward to continuing our partnership with Lucasfilm Games,” and that they’re still developing more Star Wars games.