Oh, how a lot has changed in just a few months. At the beginning of the year, I wrote about the eight different Star Wars games in development. One of them, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, was released in April. So what’s currently on the schedule for Star Wars adventures in video games?
For the most part, the list is largely the same, but we’ve since gotten more details. For example, we just learned what the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be titled and when it will release. So let’s take a look at the current list of Star Wars games and what we know about them.
Star Wars: Hunters (2022)
Star Wars: Hunters will be the second Star Wars game to release this year. Developed by Zynga, it’s a free-to-play team-based multiplayer shooter coming to Nintendo Switch and mobile. We still don’t have a release date but we’ve gotten to see plenty of gameplay since it was first announced.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (2023)
The long-awaited sequel to Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is Jedi: Survivor. It’s set five years after the events of the first game and besides a brief cinematic teaser, we don’t know much else. The game is slated to release sometime in 2023 for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake (TBA)
We haven’t heard much about Aspyr’s remake of BioWare’s beloved RPG since it was first announced during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase last year. But that could change in just a few days as Sony is hosting a State of Play on June 2. KOTOR is being remade “from the ground up” and will maintain the “integrity of story and character from the original.”
The remake was only announced for PlayStation 5 and PC but it could eventually come to Xbox as it was given a “console exclusive at launch” label. No release date has been announced.
Star Wars FPS from Respawn Entertainment (TBA)
In addition to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Respawn is also developing a first-person shooter set in the Star Wars universe. We don’t know much about the game other than it’s being led by Peter Hirschmann, a former VP of development at LucasArts and executive producer on the original Battlefront games.
Open-world Star Wars game from Ubisoft (TBA)
Of all the Star Wars games currently in development right now, this is probably the one I’m most looking forward to seeing. This game is currently in development from Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment, the studio behind The Division and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.
I’m a huge fan of The Division and I would absolutely love that game’s mechanics set in a Star Wars universe. Division 2 lead Julian Gerighty is at the helm of this game, which is said to be a story-driven, open-world adventure built in Massive’s Snowdrop engine. No release date has been announced, but I’m hoping we learn something more about this game soon.
Star Wars Eclipse (TBA)
Quantic Dream, the studio behind story-driven games such as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, announced Star Wars Eclipse last year. The initial announcement trailer was definitely impressive and I’m looking forward to this one. The game is set during the High Republic Era and is said to feature Quantic Dream’s specialty of branching narratives and multiple playable characters — each with “their own story, abilities, and role to play in the tapestry of events that could alter the carefully balanced peace of the Outer Rim.”
Star Wars Strategy game from Respawn and Bit Reactor (TBA)
Yes, Respawn is on this list again, but they are only collaborating with Bit Reactor which is taking point on this game. Bit Reactor is founded by former Firaxis Games lead developers and the game is helmed by Greg Foertstch, former Art Director of XCOM 2. Although this is said to be a strategy game, Foertsch said in a recent interview that the studio is focused on blurring the line between a strategy game and an action game, so this should be interesting to see. This game was announced this past January so it’s unlikely we see anything this year.
Untitled Action-Adventure from Skydance New Media
Announced just last month, Skydance New Media and Lucasfilm Games are working to develop a narrative-driven, action-adventure. It’s an original story set in the Star Wars galaxy and Amy Hennig is leading the project. Hennig is best known for her work on Uncharted, which was revolutionary in cinematic action-adventure storytelling, so you know this Star Wars game is in good hands.