In 2021, Ubisoft announced that Swedish studio Massive Entertainment would be making a new Star Wars game using the Snowdrop open source engine, but after that, very little was revealed about the project. Shortly after the initial announcement, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated that the game was “in an early stage of development”, but it was about two years ago at this point. How far has the game come since then? Apparently, it’s enough to be prepared for some form of testing.
Massive Entertainment posted today on Twitter that it Find testers for their Star Wars project. This will be a personal test, so players will need to live somewhere near Malmö, Sweden, where Massive is headquartered. If this describes you, you can sign up here (this is a paid service).
So what might this test tell us about the state of Massive’s Star Wars game? Well, it’s still just an internal test, not an alpha beta, so don’t expect an imminent release. However, the fact that they’re testing means they have a playable product to test, which is a big step, and means the game is making good progress considering it appears to be in the early conceptual stages in early 2021.
Didn’t you keep up with Project Massive’s Star Wars? Again, we don’t know much at the moment. Here’s what Yves Guillemot had to say when it was announced…
“The Star Wars galaxy is an amazing resource for motivating our teams to innovate and push the boundaries of our medium. Building new worlds, characters, and stories that will become permanent parts of Star Wars lore is an amazing opportunity for us, and we’re excited to have our Ubisoft Massive studio working closely with Lucasfilm Games to create An original Star Wars adventure unlike anything done before.”
The platforms and release window for the Massive’s Star Wars title have yet to be revealed.