We already knew that Ubisoft was plotting a 2024 launch for its open world sci-fi shooter Star Wars Outlaws, but a since-edited post on a Disney Parks blog may have nailed down more precisely when we can expect to visit a galaxy far, far away. Multiple outlets, including IGN, noticed the original blurb referenced a “late this year” release window for the title – but that line’s since been edited to a more neutral “in 2024”.
None of this is all that surprising really: we certainly didn’t expect this ambitious outing before summer, and a brand as big as Star Wars is generally always going to skew more towards the holidays anyway. Also, it remains to be seen whether Ubisoft Massive will even be able to realise this ambitious project by then: we imagine a delay into 2025 isn’t entirely out of the realms of possibility at this point.
Whenever it releases, though, we know fans are itching to check out the title. You voted it all the way up into second on our Most Anticipated PS5, PS4 Games of 2024 poll, and it was only beaten by the all-conquering presence of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. With that game due out in February, expect Star Wars Outlaws to dominate the spotlight entirely as we tiptoe deeper into the year.