Ubisoft has unveiled Star Wars Outlaws at the Xbox Showcase.
This new action adventure game is set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Outlaws features Kay Vess, a new heroine, and is marketed as the first open-world Star Wars game ever made.
The game’s setting is revealed in the teaser when we catch a glimpse of Han Solo imprisoned in Carbonite.
Unfortunately, no gameplay was revealed. However, fans will not have to wait for long, since a gameplay reveal is also coming later today, June 12, during the Ubisoft Forward event.
“Meet cunning scoundrel Kay Vess, in Star Wars Outlaws, the first-ever open-world Star Wars game,” the official tweet that included the new trailer, reads.
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Humberly Gonzalez will play Vess in the game, while Dee Bradley Baker from The Bad Batch will play her friend Nix.
Star Wars Outlaws was first announced by Ubisoft and Massive back in 2021, but no title or any other details were provided beyond the fact that the game will be open world.
Julian Gerighty, the creative director for the game, discussed the scenario and why it worked well in a press release.
Gerighty said that “When we first imagined the first open-world Star Wars game, we explored where and when it could take place, and quickly realized that we had all the right ingredients for the journey of a scoundrel. These outlaws live life under the thumb of the Galactic Empire, but can still thrive given the opportunities that the criminal underworld opens up for people looking to take advantage of the turmoil. The time is ripe for a new outlaw to make their name, and Kay Vess is written in the stars.”
In the world of video games, Star Wars has a lengthy and illustrious history.
Over the years, many excellent Star Wars video games as well as those that should be overlooked have been released.
Where Star Wars Outlaws will end up on that scale is yet unknown, but so far the first trailer seems interesting.
We’re hoping that tomorrow’s Ubisoft Forward will offer us a much clearer picture of the gameplay to come as well as the game’s overall plot.
Hopefully, Kay Vess will join the ranks of fans’ favorite Star Wars video game characters such as Cal Kestis and Kyle Katarn when Star Wars Outlaws debuts next year.