Developer Star Wars OutlawsMassive Entertainment revealed why it set its new open-world adventure between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Speaking to IGN USA, the Creative Director of Massive EntertainmentJulian Gritti explained that the choice of period is due in part to the fact that his colleagues are all fans of the original trilogy. Obviously, however, there is also a more subtle reason related to his story based on the Outlaws.
interval Between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi It’s a lull for the rebellion, which means that not only is the Empire raging, but Outer Rim’s criminal organizations have their way as well.
“When we got into discussions with Lucasfilm, it was very clear that the one-year period between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi is a place where the Rebels are not part of the picture,” said Gritti. “The empire is taking more and more control, but the cartels are also taking more power, and they’re exploiting all these weaknesses. So it’s really a moment The underworld is thriving And there is no better time than now for an established rogue or novice to gain experience.”
In short, the period chosen is appropriate for the kind of story Massive Entertainment wanted to tell. You can watch the Star Wars Outlaws game video at this address.
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