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The first “open-world” Star Wars game, Outlaws launches in August

Star Wars Outlaws has an official release date, and will arrive on consoles and PC just in time to close out the summer.

Open… galaxy?

First revealed last year, publisher Ubisoft’s first Star Wars game is looking pretty impressive. Officially an open-world title, which is the first for the property, Outlaws allows players to slip into the boots of “scoundrel”, Kay Vess.

As Vess, fans will team up with a cute lil’ alien named Nix, as she hunts for the next big score. Not that things will be that simple, as Vess will attract all kinds of attention, including from some of the biggest criminal enterprises in the galaxy. Names like the Pyke Syndicate and the Hutt Cartel should be instantly recognizable, but add to those the Ashiga Clan** and Crimson Dawn, and you have a who’s who that’s both major and minor.

It’s a dangerous life for an outlaw, but at least there’s a big payoff.

“In search of true freedom, the resourceful Kay and Nix will journey through the underworld and across the Outer Rim, taking on jobs from syndicates, facing off against intimidating foes, avoiding oppressive Imperial rule and recruiting a skilled outlaw crew in order to pull off one of the greatest heists the galaxy has ever seen,” shared Julian Gerighty, Creative Director.

“Star Wars Outlaws invites fans to experience a side of the galaxy that has a treasure trove yet to be explored, the exploits of the scoundrels taking advantage of the golden age of the underworld. We’ve been inspired by Massive Entertainment’s dedication to bringing this aspect of Star Wars to life, including both iconic and new things for fans to explore in an open world,” said Douglas Reilly, vice president, Lucasfilm Games.

Ubisoft press release

We mentioned “open world” above, but this is really more of an open galaxy. While it doesn’t look like Star Wars Outlaws will allow for seamless travel, fans can expect to visit a multitude of worlds from both the classic films and the sequels. The likes of Canto Bight, Kijimi, Tatooine, Akiva, and Toshara** will all be on the manifest thanks to the Trailblazer, Vess’ ship. Once planetside, fans will won’t be limited to hoofing it either, as that speeder bike you see in the trailer will factor in.

Along with the new look and fresh details, Ubisoft has revealed that Star Wars Outlaws will be landing at retail on August 30th, 2024. Fans can look for it on the Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC, as well as Amazon’s Luna platform.

Retail editions will ship in three different versions, and here’s how those shake out:

  • Standard Edition
    • Base game
  • Gold Edition
    • Base game
    • Season Pass (Includes 2 DLCs, the “Jabba’s Gambit” exclusive mission at launch and the “Kessel Runner Character Pack” cosmetic pack)
    • Up to 3 days early access*
  • Ultimate Edition:
    • Base game
    • Season Pass (Includes 2 DLCs, the “Jabba’s Gambit” exclusive mission at launch and the “Kessel Runner Character Pack” cosmetic pack)
    • Sabacc Shark Bundle: includes cosmetics for Kay, her blaster, Nix, Kay’s Speeder and the “Trailblazer” spaceship
    • Rogue Infiltrator Bundle: includes cosmetics for Kay, Nix, Kay’s speeder and the “Trailblazer
    • Digital art book: A selection of the game’s concept art and visuals, including unique cinematic storyboards
    • Up to 3 days early access*

*Play the game up to 3 days before the official launch date. Internet connection and Ubisoft account required to redeem the digital content. Please check system requirements and product details/restrictions before purchase and upon game release.
**Created by Massive Entertainment in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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