Ubisoft’s Toronto studio is looking to expand the roster of developers currently working on Massive Entertainment’s Star Wars game.
Back in the day, Ubisoft was the first to seize the opportunity to work with Lucasfilm and Lucasarts’ spiritual successor Lucasfilm Games, at a time when the video game rights to Star Wars were no longer owned exclusively by Electronic Arts. It seems that development could be accelerated as the parent company is looking to expand the Toronto team supporting Massive Entertainment’s work on the upcoming Star Wars game.
Ubisoft then confirmed that this new Star Wars game would be an open-world title running on Massive’s Snowdrop engine.
However, little is known about the game at this stage. Based on current information, it could be years before the general public gets a look at the game.
The company has taken to social media, sharing on Twitter that Ubisoft Toronto is hiring to expand its Star Wars-focused team. The post explicitly seeks programmers and project managers who want to join Ubisoft Toronto and Massive on this particular Star Wars-themed project.
The fact that the company is hiring more developers is not surprising, as the studio is hard at work on the Splinter Cell remake, which is also reportedly running on the Snowdrop engine. As it’s one of the company’s most popular Tom Clancy-related series, the core members of the Toronto development team will likely focus their attention on the remake and will be unable to work on other projects for a while.
Nevertheless, gamers may see Ubisoft Toronto’s involvement in the development as a good sign of the company’s commitment to the title’s success.
Since opening in 2010, the studio has typically led or supported the development of several major titles, the first being 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist. More recently, 2020’s Watch Dogs: Legion and 2021’s Far Cry 6 could be in the pipeline, thanks partly to the studio’s now the massive roster of 600 developers, which highlights the studio’s ability to work on both a Splinter Cell remake and a Star Wars game.
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