Strap in and take a seat, as we have more for Star Wars Outlaws fresh out of SDCC that just wrapped up not too long ago. Not much in the way of gameplay, with most being what Massive Entertainment has already shown the world up to now, but there is a bit more of what to expect in the game when it launches. Some of it great and new and some of it more of what Ubisoft has in many of their titles already. The latter being that there will be many cosmetics to use in Star Wars Outlaws for the characters and vehicles in the world. Not a massive surprise but worth noting so we can be fully ready for the games launch in 2024 on the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Although, I think only the biggest fan of the IP will be the readiest for the game when it drops.
You can get a taste of what was shown and talked about out at SDCC with the following behind-the-scenes video for Star Wars Outlaws. Most of it is also stuff that we have heard before but there were a few more things focused on that the video only glosses over. Things like each of the syndicates we will come up against in the game will feel unique beyond just their visual looks. All the better for the reputation system that we will have in the game that will build into how much each of these syndicates like us and are willing to help. That, or if we betray them too often, what they will do to make amends for that. Nothing specific was stated, but it would not be out of the question to see bounty hunters sent after us based on each of the different ones from the Star Wars universe. That would be the easier way to do all of that out there.
Star Wars Outlaws — Behind The Scenes At San Diego Comic Con 2023
The team at Massive Entertainment is thrilled to offer a peek into the creation of Star Wars Outlaws in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. Discover exclusive behind-the-scenes footage to see how Massive Entertainment built iconic and new locations in this open-world experience and showed off at San Diego Comic-Con 2023.
In Star Wars Outlaws, you play as cunning scoundrel Kay Vess (Humberly González), who – along with her loyal companion Nix – must pull off one of the greatest heists the Outer Rim has ever seen. Learn more about Kay and Nix from the actor who plays Kay Vess, Humberly González, and Narrative Director Navid Khavari.
Star Wars Outlaws is coming to Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC in 2024.
Experience the first-ever open-world Star Wars game, set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi. Explore distinct planets across the galaxy, both iconic and new. Risk it all as Kay Vess, an emerging scoundrel seeking freedom and the means to start a new life, along with her companion Nix. Fight, steal, and outwit your way through the galaxy’s crime syndicates as you join the galaxy’s most wanted.
Just as we have in other Star Wars titles, we will get to head off to five different planets all with varied environments and weather systems mixed in. The big one being the same desert planet we keep coming back to with Tatooine, but then we have another named Toshara that has been built specifically just for Star Wars Outlaws. A setting that is closer to the African deserts more than anything and not just a desert planet in general. There will be some savannahs and a city built under a mountain that has been carved out by the various winds out there. Quite a bit pulled from the real-world weather and environments to give us all more of the "lived-in" feeling that Massive has been aiming for since the start. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.
Speaking off, and a little back to the start, each of these different worlds and cities will be made to feel not only in the Star Wars IP, but as if they are something that would be shaped the same way that a real-world counterpart would be. To that extent, Kay Vess will need to modify looks and such to fit into the area. There is no word on if this will be only story portions, just basic cosmetics, or something that will need to be done to blend in for the various syndicates we are working for. I am hoping it will be a mixture of all of them so we can get a fuller experience for Star Wars Outlaws than we ever thought. We are only going to have to wait until we get another big information drop from the team and publisher, though, so we are only speculating at this point.
Do you think this will fit in perfectly for all of the lore in the Star Wars IP out there or will it be its own thing in general? Will the cosmetics of the game go about the usual we have seen in the other IPs or will they just be something to collect along the way? How deep will we have to dive into the various cultures and environments of the worlds and will it play into the syndicate elements more than we think? Fly down to the comments and then feel free to discuss all of this until we get the full picture. There will be more for Star Wars Outlaws on the site soon, so please keep checking back for those updates and many others we have for many other titles.