Star Wars Outlaws: a Popular Character Behind a Paywall?! Ubisoft Clarified it!

The French publisher’s mentality is typical of the money-hungry, greedy attitude we’ve come to expect from major game publishers, but when a well-known character from a popular IP is not available in the game by default, it’s a bit ridiculous.


The base price of Star Wars Outlaws is $/€70. But that’s just the basic version; Ubisoft wouldn’t be Ubisoft if there wasn’t a more expensive version. For example, there’s the $/€110 Gold Edition, which also includes the Season Pass. With that you get two DLC, some cosmetic items and an exclusive mission that you can access right away. It’s called Jabba’s Gambit. So Jabba the Hutt seemed not to be in the base game! No wonder this was met with public outrage.

A Ubisoft spokesperson responded to this by telling PCGamer: “To be clear, Jabba the Hutt and the Hutt Cartel are one of the main syndicates in Star Wars Outlaws and will be part of the experience for everyone who buys the game, regardless of edition. The mission “Jabba’s Gambit” is an optional additional mission with the Hutt Cartel along Kay and Nix’s journey through the Outer Rim. This mission will be available to those who purchase the Season Pass or any edition of the game that includes the Season Pass.

So the situation isn’t so positive, but there’s still something to be said: it’s ridiculous that they’re putting content behind a paywall at launch that’s part of the game from day one, but we can’t get it unless we throw Ubisoft an extra $/€40. Or $/€60, because there’s also the Ultimate Edition ($/€130), which adds two more cosmetic packs and the digital art book on top of what we already have, and it gives you access three days early. Is it worth it?

Star Wars Outlaws arrives on August 30th (or 27th) for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC.

Source: PCGamer

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