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Ubisoft's rather mysterious upcoming open-world Star Wars game could be closer than first anticipated. Announced at the start of 2021, the title (developed by Ubisoft Massive, of The Division fame) is reportedly staying on target for an early 2024 release date.

That's according to Kotaku, which cites two sources familiar with the French publisher. In a year already filled with news of delays and troubled projects (it's only May), this sounds like exactly the kind of thing Ubisoft could use in the not-too-distant future.

Kotaku's sources suggest that while Project Helix (as it's known internally) hasn't been progressing as quickly as expected, hopes are high internally that this could be the company's next big hit that, crucially, doesn't bear the name Assassin's Creed. A Ubisoft spokesperson gave Kotaku the company line, "We don’t comment on rumours or speculation."

Are you excited to see an open-world Star Wars game from The Division team, Ubisoft Massive? What are the chances of it releasing in early 2024? Hit the jump to lightspeed in the comments section below.