This week was all about Lucasfilm Games. Earlier in the week Duncan Jones, the director of hit movies such as Moon, Source Code, and Warcraft released a fan script for the 1995 LucasArts classic adventure game, Full Throttle. If you are interested in giving it a read, you can download it right here.
Then a few days later, Lucasfilm Games was resurrected. While most people will remember the games division LucasArts, at the very beginning of their games output they were known as Lucasfilm Games. After years of being dormant, a sizzle reel was released resurrecting the name, and announcing that they would be responsible for all Lucasfilm properties in the game space moving forward. It does not look as though they will have any in-house development teams.
A day after that Bethesda drops a bomb. Machine Games, the studio behind the highly acclaimed Wolfenstein reboots, is making an Indiana Jones game, and Todd Howard is executive producing. This could be a nod to Howard getting a new overseer position after the Microsoft deal, but that is just purely my own speculation. Nothing is revealed about the game, just a neat teaser trailer that pegs the game somewhere between Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
A day after that it was also revealed that Ubisoft Massive, the team behind The Division series, is now working on an open-world Star Wars game. Nothing else has been revealed, but this is significant because it signifies the end of EA’s exclusive 10-year deal on the franchise.
And we got some release date and reveal information, all gone over in the video! Make sure you hit the like button and subscribe to the extended podcast.