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“Star Wars Outlaws is not just for fans of the series”



Working with large franchises is probably a double-edged sword. At the same time that you already have a large audience that is practically guaranteed, you also have a huge responsibility to meet their expectations. This is exactly the situation with Star Wars Outlaws, the first open world game in the history of one of the biggest brands in world entertainment.

And the MyPlayStation had the opportunity to speak with Mathias Karlson, director of the work, during Summer Game Fest. He spoke about how relationships and research are fundamental to achieving the expected result in such a significant project.


“It all starts with our relationship with LucasFilm Games, which was an excellent partner, and of course we also did our work, a lot of research, to understand every grain of sand in this huge Star Wars universe. We talked a lot with them, showing them what we thought, and everything flowed naturally. The idea of ​​the character, of this scenario, anyway. The lore, the details, the references… All of this is important, and our philosophy is that it’s all about finding your place in the galaxy. We focused our core on this, and everything continued from there”, he commented.

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For Karlson, one of the thoughts was to prepare the ground for those embarking on this adventure across the galaxy for the first time. Who yet Not a fan of Star Wars.

“We are very excited. You don’t have to be a Star Wars fan to enjoy this game. If you’re not, you’ll still have your own ship, your own motorcycle, your pet companion, you’ll explore all these planets and take part in a great adventure. We also want to reach this audience that doesn’t know much about Star Wars, and we think that many can come away from this experience becoming fans. And if you already love Star Wars, then you are very welcome”, he highlighted.

The potential to “make dreams come true” of Star Wars Outlaws was what impressed most in the game test carried out by MyPS In the event. Full of possibilities and truly immersive in the Star Wars universe, the game proved to be very positive, and you can check out the analysis here.


Star Wars Outlaws and Ubisoft Massive: perfect marriage

According to the director, it seems like fate that Ubisoft Massive is responsible for “the first truly open-world Star Wars game”. After The Division 2 and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, using the team’s expertise and experience on Star Wars Outlaws was perfect.

“I think it’s a really great fit between our team and the first truly open-world Star Wars game. It seems like it’s a game we were already prepared to make. And beyond that, I think the most inspiring thing for us was having the opportunity to really think about what we wanted to do here. What would be the perspective, who would the player play with, what would be the fantasy… And we quickly arrived at the concept we have today: a human being who is not a finalized character, who has seen the world, knows everything, but is also a picture blank and a perfect path for not only Star Wars fans to go in search of all the adventure of growth and dangers and opportunities that the underworld of this era offers, but also for everyone who likes this style of game”, he stated.

Star Wars Outlaws will be released on August 30th for PS5, Xbox Series and PC.

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