In January, we floated a poll at you all about what you’d want to see in your next Star Wars game, and it was all because of Project Luminous, which was rumored to be a new project to overhaul the Star Wars IP a la the Marvel IP, with a multi-platform Jedi-centric narrative arc set a few hundred years before the movie timeline. It was supposed to include more than just movies; the first entry was supposed to be a video game, and though we didn’t know whether it’d be an MMO, we speculated that we couldn’t imagine Disney not going for the overly monetized always-online route in some form or another.
Well, last night Disney took the wraps off the project, which looks to be a series of stories set in the High Republic, 200 years before Phantom Menace, with the Jedi at the heart of a conflict with the Max Max-esque Nihil baddies.
You might have noticed that not only did I not use the word “MMO,” I also didn’t use the words “video game.” That’s because Disney didn’t announce one. In fact, Disney didn’t really announce anything but comics and books, which doesn’t entirely jibe with original reports that it’d be a “multi-platform” venture. While rumors persist, some of them conflict; even Polygon points out that there’s confusion over whether movies will ever be set in this time period. Guess we’ll keep watching.
Spied in the writer’s room. My heart.