Star Wars is a Big Deal
When you look at big geek franchises they’re primarily split between sci-fi and fantasy. As far as sci-fi goes, Star Wars is one of the three biggest names, alongside Doctor Who and Star Trek. The difference, however, is scale; Star Wars isn’t just a successful movie franchise – it’s a movie franchise that’s seen no fewer than 11 movies see theatre releases, several hit TV series, and numerous games. In contrast, neither Doctor Who or Star Trek have managed to break out of their home medium (TV) in a big way, let alone get a theme park devoted to them.
2019 saw the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, perhaps the best video game in the franchise’s history, and it looks like it’s reinvigorated Lucasfilm Games, as they have their eyes set on cementing their place in the gaming world.
The franchise’s official website, Starwars.com, “is thrilled to reveal that Lucasfilm Games is now the official identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm, a name that encompasses the company’s rich catalog of video games and its eye toward the future. To mark this new era, Lucasfilm Games has launched social channels on Twitter (@LucasfilmGames) and Facebook (@LucasfilmGames), which will deliver breaking news and more directly to fans.
Given the fact that we’re gradually seeing more and more of the Star Wars universe, it’s safe to say that there’s still plenty to explore, and plenty of fresh experiences. Why not give being a Sith a shot, or playing as a bounty hunter? We don’t know what Lucasfilm Games have in store, but excitement has never been higher.
Lucasfilm Games isn’t, however, a developer, but from now on any game developed within one of their franchise’s – like Star Wars or Monkey Island – will have to go through them, so you can expect to see their logo on a lot of titles going forward.