Star Wars Outlaws

Star Wars fans get ready! Star Wars Outlaws is an upcoming open-world action-adventure game. It was announced in January 2021 and then showcased in June 2023 during the Xbox Games Showcase and Ubisoft Forward.

Developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft under license by Lucasfilm Games, Outlaws promises fans and gamers all over the world a unique experience as they take on the role of outlaw Kay Vess in the Outer Rim. Let’s take a look at some exciting details and see why Star Wars Outlaws is one of this year’s most anticipated games from Ubisoft coming this August!

Star Wars Outlaws

Star Wars Outlaws details

Platform(s): PlayStation 5 , Xbox Series X|S, PC and Amazon Luna
Developer(s): Massive Entertainment
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Genre: Action-adventure, open-world, shooter
Mode(s): Single-player
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

An original story of opportunity and high-stakes lifestyle of an outlaw

Narrative direction and setting play a crucial role in shaping the experience of Star Wars Outlaws. The game’s story unfolds between the events of Star Wars: Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi. This showcases a time when the Galactic Empire is in pursuit of the Rebel Alliance and sets the stage for a unique story. One that is filled with tension, conflict, and opportunities for outlaws like Kay Vess to thrive in the criminal underworld.

Unlike traditional Star Wars games centred around Jedi characters, Star Wars Outlaws places you in the shoes of an outlaw. Take on the role of Kay Vess, a cunning thief and outlaw navigating the dangerous underworld during the Rebel Alliance’s struggle against the Empire. The game emphasizes combat, stealth, and decision-making as you navigate through the galaxy.

Kay is voiced by actress Humberly Gonzalez. Depicted as a rookie outlaw seeking freedom and a fresh start, Kay travels alongside her companions Nix and ND-5. With a bounty on her head and facing off against criminal syndicates and the Empire, Kay must rely on her wit, resourcefulness, and survival instincts to navigate the treacherous galaxy and pull off the biggest heist the Outer Rim has ever seen. The narrative direction of the game is driven by the choices and consequences system. You must manage Kay’s reputation in the underworld, making decisions that impact her experience, support, and alliances throughout the game.

Screenshot of Star Wars Outlaws

New and exciting details revealed

Ubisoft recently revealed more details about Kay Vess and her companion Nix’s search for an opportunity of a lifetime. During this era, the Empire’s rule is distracted by the rebellion, leading to a golden age for the underworld. Kay’s skills as a thief catch the attention of Sliro, the leader of the foreboding criminal syndicate Zerek Besh, who places a bounty on her head.

This sets Kay and Nix on a path towards freedom, aiming to pull off one of the greatest heists of all time. To achieve this, they must navigate the underworld across the galaxy. Building their reputation with legendary criminal organizations like the Pyke Syndicate, the Hutt Cartel, the Ashiga Clan, and Crimson Dawn. Kay and Nix need to secure the support to complete their mission.

Screenshot of Star Wars Outlaws

Crafting a rich and immersive Star Wars universe to explore and enjoy

Massive Entertainment shared a behind-the-scenes look at the game’s design process. This showcased the concept art and the meticulous attention to detail in motion capture techniques they are using. With insights from director Steve Blank, art and world director Benedikt Podlesnigg, and senior creative executive Matt Martin, we got a glimpse into the creative vision driving the game’s development.

The use of motion capture techniques ensures realistic character movements and expressions, enhancing the immersive experience for everyone. Additionally, the concept art highlights the intricate world-building and visual aesthetics of Star Wars Outlaws. This sets the stage for a visually stunning and engaging gameplay experience. The emphasis on these design elements underscores the dedication of Massive Entertainment to crafting a rich and immersive Star Wars universe to explore and enjoy.

Screenshot of Star Wars Outlaws

Star Wars Outlaws launches on August 30th, 2024

Star Wars Outlaws is set to launch on Friday, August 30th on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Amazon Luna. With a strong emphasis on narrative and world-building, Star Wars Outlaws looks like it’s going to offer an experience unlike any other in the Star Wars universe. And, it’s looking more and more like a must-play game for Star Wars fans and gamers alike.

I can’t wait to get my hands on the game! Let me know in the comments section below what you’re most looking forward to in Star Wars Outlaws!

Star Wars Outlaws pre-order bonuses

You can pre-order Star Wars Outlaws right now for PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S, and you will get the Kessel Runner Bonus pack for free! This Bonus pack includes a Trailblazer spaceship cosmetic and a speeder cosmetic. However, if you are looking for the premium Star Wars experience, Star Wars Outlaws Gold Edition on PS5 or Star Wars Outlaws Gold Edition on Xbox Series X|S is for you. It includes the base game, Kessel Runner Bonus pack and season pass. And, you can play the game up to three days before the official launch date.

Pre-order Star Wars Outlaws now on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S

Jon Scarr
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