Ubisoft had an investors call recently, and among the reveals was the news that its planned open-world Star Wars game, which is rumored to be centered around The Mandalorian, would use the Snowdrop game engine.
This engine was designed for the Watch Dogs franchise, and is built for efficiency over ultra-realism, which is just fine because a bug-free game is way more enjoyable than a pretty looking game that performs like dog shit. Just look to the woes CD Projekt Red has faced since dropping Cyberpunk 2077, so it’s probably a smart move to use a game engine that is built for efficiency in game design is being used for a huge Star Wars project.
The other news that came out of the call about this project is the fact that it will be released after Ubisoft Massive’s Avatar game, so it’s sounding like the Star Wars game is at least 2-3 years away if the Avatar game is planned to release around the franchise’s first sequel film.
Nick and I will talk more about this open-world Star Wars game on next week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle.