A new trailer posted by StarWars.com shows off a sizzle reel highlighting Lucasfilm’s legacy in video games.
The trailer also serves as a teaser for a “new era” of storytelling in Star Wars, specifically in gaming. The awesome sizzle reel below compiles clips celebrating the history of games from Lucasfilm that ranges from Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order to Star Wars: The Old Republic.
What’s interesting about the reel is at the end, it reveals a brand-new logo for Lucasfilm Games. Considering that the video spotlights the number of gaming publishers Lucasfilm has collaborated with, in particular Electronic Arts and the partnerships with Epic Games’ Fortnite and Mojang’s Minecraft, this means that future games and collabs will be published under the new Lucasfilm Games banner.
A New Hope For Lucasfilm Games
However things shake out, the company is clearly saying it wants to work with the finest studios in the industry.
The company also announced that, “Lucasfilm Games is the official identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm, a name that encompasses the company’s rich catalog of video games and its eye toward the future.” Lucasfilm games has launched its own social media pages on twitter and Facebook that will deliver breaking news about their future projects directly to fans.
Gamers may remember a time when the studio, Lucas Arts, was releasing hit Star Wars games after another. Around the time of the release of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars saw an influx of titles set in the galaxy that gave us fan favorites games such as Star War: Republic Commandos, the original Star Wars Battlefront, and Knights of the Old Republic. All that changed after Disney bought Lucasfilm and shut down the studio as part of their downsizing. Which is a shame because we never got our hands on the bounty hunter centric game, Star Wars 1313.
A few months after shutting down the studio, it was announced that Electronic Arts signed a multiyear licensing agreement for exclusive rights as the publisher for Star Wars games. It’s entirely possible that with EA’s licensing deal coming to an end in 2023, Lucasfilm is laying the foundation for their branding to start licensing to different developers and publishers to produce Star Wars games similar to what Marvel does with their games.
This comes as a welcome surprise to fans since many were disappointed with Electronic Art’s handling of the Star Wars property with canceling many ambitions projects and their dreadful microtransactions of Star Wars Battlefront 2. Through, the Battlefront Series was able to bounce back after listening to gamers’ feedback, the publisher still gave us great games such as Jedi Fallen Order and Squadrons.
As of right now, the only confirmed game that is set to release sometime this year is LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Hopefully with this announcement it means more teasers will come in future about games. One can dream of the possibilities this creates, imagine having a Role-Playing style game set in a different time period or somewhere entirely new to the galaxy. The force is strong with Lucasfilm, let’s just hope they make good on their commitment giving us new games set in a galaxy far far away.
Are you excited for the possible line-up of new games? Which has been your favorite thus far, and what are you hoping the company will do under the new banner? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and check back with The Illuminerdi for the latest sci-fi news and features.