If there’s one thing that people have learned about the House of Mouse over the last several years, it’s that if the company can start a project that potentially makes them money, they’ll do it. Look at all the various series and movies attached to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and you’ll see exactly what we mean. Not to be outdone, Star Wars has gotten a similar treatment. The franchise has been on fire since The Mandalorian came out, and Disney is wanting to capitalize on that not just through movies and TV shows, but with video games. Lots and lots of video games.
This comes from a new insider report that states Disney doesn’t just want more Star Wars video games, but they want one out every six months. Is that impossible? Technically not, but it is an ask that could push things into dangerous territory, especially if the right dev teams aren’t on the job.
For some context, this request would come starting next March. This is when Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is said to be arriving on console and PC. Following that, the next major titles would arrive every six months. The report also notes that at present, eight major games in the franchise are in development at this very moment. It should be noted though that only a few are fully known to the world. Furthermore, the report indicates that more are likely being worked on in secret.
So, why is this a problem? If you know gaming history, you’ll know that when Star Wars was at its first peak after the original trilogy and accompanying novels, there were a ton of video games made within the universe. Some of them were good, some of them were average, and many of them were bad. Thus, the franchise was put on freeze in the gaming space until the next set of movies came out.
While it’s hard to say we’ll go to that place again, the signs are already there that things won’t go as well as Disney would hope. The Knights of the Old Republic Remake, for example, has already gone through turmoil and allegedly has swapped studios entirely. Then, there is the Eclipse game by Quantic Dream. They allegedly are having problems not just making the game but getting people to help them make it, and thus the release date might be 2026 or beyond!
This would mean that after Survivor comes out next March, one of the secret projects would have to come out six months later. Not impossible, but very unlikely. For the record, this is just a report, and it could be wrong about Disney’s intentions. We’ll have to wait and see to find out.
Source: The Gamer