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Star Wars Outlaws has been in the headlines recently for some less-than-ideal reasons. Still, one thing we are genuinely looking forward to is the inclusion of Sabacc, the blackjack/poker hybrid popular among rogues like Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. Strangely, despite the rules being first revealed in 1989, its inclusion will mark the first time Sabacc has ever graced a video game.

Spotted by GamesRadar, this reveal comes from the game's ESRB summary description, which warns of things like "futuristic gunfire, explosions, and cries of pain." More interesting, by far, is the following line: "During the course of the game, players can wager in-game currency on Sabacc, a blackjack-like card game with detailed rules."

We'd be willing to wager a starship or two on a few rounds of Sabacc, and hopefully, the option for some underhanded hijinx will exist. Pulled from the wonderful Wookiepedia, the goal of Sabacc is to collect: "A hand with an absolute value closest to 23, but no higher. A typical Sabacc deck comprised 76 cards (60 distributed in four suits plus 16 special cards), all with a specific value. However, some variants used different decks, and furthermore, in many versions of the game, the value and suit of a card could change at random during play unless the card was placed in the interference field."

What do you think of the inclusion of Sabacc in Star Wars Outlaws? Does it entice? Lay down a Full Sabacc in the comments section below.

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