Jedi or Sith, it matters not – regardless of which side of the force you with, we’re sure you’ll enjoy our look at the upcoming Star Wars games arriving in 2024 and beyond.
We’re looking at projects that we’ve seen plenty from already such as Star Wars: Hunters and digging deeper into several projects that have been teased.
The slate of Star Wars projects arriving in 2024 and beyond is looking healthier than a well-fed Rancor, with games in a variety of genres and styles on the horizon.
While we don’t know if any of these games will be future classic, great games, much like Rebellions, are built on hope, so we can cross our fingers that at least of few of these titles will capture that Star Wars magic.
So please join me now, your own scruffy nerf herder, as we take a look at all the upcoming Star Wars games that we, actually, have a very good feeling about.
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1. Star Wars: Hunters
Zynga’s Star Wars Hunters is free-to-play, third-person arena game for Nintendo Switch, IOS and Android mobile devices.
The ‘Welcome to the Arena’ cinematic trailer introduces several of Hunters’ playable characters including Rieve, a Dark Side Assassin and J-3DI, a Jedi Droid. I see what you did there Zynga!
Of the playable characters in Star Wars Hunters my favourite has to be Utooni, two Jawa scavengers stood on each other’s shoulders under a long coat. It’s a silly visual gag but I’m all for it.
Hunters will treat players to several different game modes set within each arena. The venues themselves are all modelled after iconic locations within Star Wars lore with maps based on the forest moon of Endor and Hoth vying to be fan favourites.
Players will be able to assemble their teams of the various heroes and villains and go toe-to-toe with lightsabres, blasters, flamethrowers and Sonic Grenades.
Star Wars Hunters has been taking the scenic route from a galaxy far, far away since it was first revealed.
The game was originally announced during a Nintendo Direct back in February 2021 before soft-launching on Android in a few select territories including India and the Philippines.
Since then though, the game has seen a number of delays with Hunters being pushed back into 2024 last month during Take-Two Interactive’s quarterly earnings call.
We are confident that Star Wars Hunters will hit its new 2024 release window and will emerge better for its protracted development.
2. Star Wars: Eclipse
Quantic Dream, the studio behind narrative driven mega-hits such as Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human are currently working on Star Wars Eclipse in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.
The game was unveiled to the world at The Game Awards on the 9th December 2021 with an incredible and powerful trailer that presents a rich universe away from the Skywalker Saga.
Eclipse is set during the High Republic era of Star Wars mythos. For the unfamiliar, the age of the High Republic started around two hundred years before the events of The Phantom Menace.
According to Wookiepedia, The Jedi Order is thriving during this time period but due to travel and communication restrictions of the time, piracy was also rife throughout the galaxy.
Star Wars Eclipse will feature Quantic Dreams trademark branching storylines that guarantee players will need to replay the game in numerous different ways to see every outcome of the story.
While no platforms or even a release window have been announced yet, Star Wars Eclipse is one the upcoming Star Wars games we’re most excited about.
If Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games can successfully marry the intimate narratives of games like Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human with the endless possibilities of the mostly unexplored High Republic era, we’re in for a treat!
3. Star Wars Outlaws
It’s one of the greatest mysteries in our galaxy how we haven’t seen an open-world Star Wars game already.
Ubisoft’s Star Wars Outlaws looks set to rectify this oversight by letting players jump into the smuggler shoes of Kay Vess. Described as a ‘cunning scoundrel’, Kay’s adventure will see her attempt to complete an elaborate heist within Star Wars’ Outer Rim.
Spearheaded by Ubisoft Massive, the Swedish firm are best known as the studio behind Tom Clancy’s The Division and the recently released Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Reviews of the latter have been generally mixed however the visuals of the game have been universally praised by critics.
And from what we’ve seen of Star Wars Outlaws so far, it’s definitely no slouch in the looks department!
Fans were treated to an extended look of the gameplay of Star Wars Outlaws at the Ubisoft Forward event in June. The ten-minute long segment of the game showcased a variety of gameplay elements in the third-person, open-world adventure including a stealth section where Kay used her cat-like companion, Nix, to get the drop some undesirable nogoodniks.
In typical Star Wars fashion, it isn’t long before things go sour and Kay is forced to blast her way out of dodge before zipping across a beautiful open landscape on a speeder like she’s in some intergalactic Grand Theft Auto.
Thankfully we won’t have too much longer to wait for Kay’s debut as Star Wars Outlaws is due to release next year on Xbox Series consoles, PlayStation 5 and PC.
4. Star Wars Jedi 3
“Hopefully we’ll be able to go in and make something really cool”. Words spoken by the leading man in the Star Wars Jedi series, actor Cameron Monaghan, confirmed a follow up to Star Wars Jedi Survivor when he appeared at the Ocala Comic Con back in September 2023.
Monaghan appeared as a guest at the event speaking on a panel alongside Star Wars Jedi co-star Tina Ivlev. When asked about what they were working on next, Monaghan stated that “we’re working on a third and we’re in the process of doing it right now”.
As far as low-key announcements, this is lower than a Jawa’s ankle!
The Star Wars Jedi series began back in 2019 when Respawn Entertainment released the first game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The game followed Cameron Monaghan’s character Cal Kestis as he embraced his Jedi training in the aftermath of the deadly Order 66.
Director Stig Amussen, Game Director of God of War 3 on the PlayStation 3, helmed the title and its sequel, 2023’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
The Star Wars Jedi games have been described as ‘Souls-lite’ due to their resemblance to the gameplay found within Souls series by FromSoftware.
The third game in the Star Wars Jedi series is one of our most anticipated upcoming Star Wars games as the Cal has grown and developed his Jedi powers and is a joy to control in combat, as well as during the nails-hard platforming challenges.
5. Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic Remake
A remake of Knights of the Old Republic, or KOTOR as it is commonly abbreviated, was first unveiled during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase back in the summer of 2021. The teaser trailer revealing the project ran for less than a minute and featured no gameplay but offered a tantalising glimpse of what could be.
The CGI snippet of Darth Revan was enough to excite legions of players that fell in love with the original game back in 2003.
Unfortunately the remake seems to have hit a rocky patch in its development with devloper Aspyr reportedly delaying the game indefinitely back in July 2022. Despite rumours to the contrary however, it does appear that the PS5 timed-exclusive is now in the hands of Aspyrs’ parent company, the Embracer Group, as the game was included in a recent financial report.
The original release of KOTOR on the first Xbox sits at an astounding ’94’ on Metacritic, easily securing its place in the top 100 games of all time on the review aggregate site.
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is still entertaining fans today and has even found its way onto Nintendo Switch in the past couple of years.
6. Star Wars First Person Shooter From Respawn
Respawn Entertainment could be mistaken as the sole custodians of the Star Wars licence within the gaming space. In addition to producing the excellent Star Wars Jedi series, the developer is also embarking on a new first-person shooter within the Star Wars universe.
Not much is known about the project at the time of writing but Respawn Entertainment have a pedigree of delivering high-quality shooters with a history ranging from Call of Duty to Titanfall.
It’s likely that Respawns’ new shooter is going to launch on current-gen consoles and PC when it finally releases.
EA of course have been the driving force behind the Star Wars Battlefront series and the games have always been at the forefront of visual fidelity, so it’s expected that Respawns’ graphics will be jaw-dropping.
7. Star Wars Strategy Game From Respawn & BitReactor
Remember when I said that Respawn could be mistaken for holding the keys to the Star Wars licence within the gaming space up above? I really wasn’t kidding!
In addition to the aforementioned Star Wars Jedi 3 and a new FPS set in a galaxy far, far away, Respawn Entertainment are also producing a brand new strategy game alongside XCOM and Elder Scrolls Online developer, BitReactor.
The new game doesn’t have a title yet but it does feature some of the talent behind the wonderful Civilisation series so prospects of a decent RTS is looking promising.
8. Star Wars Action-Adventure Game From Skydance New Media
The final entry in our list of upcoming Star Wars games is a new title from Skydance New Media.
Skydance New Media is the home of Amy Hennig, the legendary writer behind the first Uncharted games, and the developer is currently working on a new narrative-driven action-adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.
With Hennig at the helm, chances are good that the new game will capture some of the magic of Nathan Drake’s adventures that made the roguish hero a star in some of the best selling games on PS3.
The future of the Star Wars gaming universe is looking varied, interesting and full of promise with several big studios and some familiar faces hoping to transport us to a Galaxy far, far away over the next few years.
With so many upcoming Star Wars games on the horizon, it’s never been a better time to be a fan of George Lucas’ incredible space opera. With a smorgasbord of genres to enjoy there’s something for each and every fan to look forward to.
May the force be with you.
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Theo first fell in love with gaming when he sped through Green Hill Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog back in 1991. Theo has previously provided reviews, news coverage and articles for The Games Cabin and enjoyed producing comedic Let’s Plays on his own personal YouTube channels.
A huge Kingdom Hearts and Metal Gear fan, Theo enjoys deep gameplay mechanics and complex storylines. A completionist by nature, Theo has earned over 140 platinum trophies including top digital trinkets for Stardew Valley, The Witness, Bloodborne and a plethora of GTA games.
Outside of gaming, Theo can often be found riding his motorbike, headbanging at gigs or out in the countryside exploring nature and marvelling at the ‘realistic graphics’.