The Star Wars license is being used at multiple studios, and the TV series is likely getting involved in game development.
The return of Lucasfilm Games was a surprise, and it quickly began to hand out the rights of the IP owned by Disney to a few studios, meaning not only Electronic Arts is doing Star Wars games, but also Massive Entertainment (The Division, Avatar) under Ubisoft, and there are also rumours of Aspyr Media developing a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake that drops the turn-based combat in favour of an action-RPG style.
„OK, so [I did a] little bit of a whoopsie. Yeah, there’s going to be a The Mandalorian game, but that’s not a Mando Funko [Pop]. I might have just said something I wasn’t supposed to yet. Hoping I didn’t just burn my source. Got some apologising to do,” Xbox Era’s Shpeshal Ed wrote on Twitter. But who could be behind the game’s development? MrMattyPlays said on a podcast that one of the Xbox Game Studios is behind the project, as he heard that a team is responsible for a Lucasfilm Games IP. He added that he’s not talking about MachineGames (who have been confirmed to be developing an Indiana Jones title, another Lucasfilm Games IP). The plot is supposedly set between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order.
However, what IS official is that Respawn Entertainment (who are working on a new IP) and Electronic Arts announced that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which turned out to be a critical and financial success, despite being a single-player game, is getting a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series version this summer with „several technical improvements.” If you already own the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, the upgrade to the next-gen version will be free.
The Mandalorian might be announced this summer.