Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment’s groundbreaking Star Wars game (The Division series, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora) hasn’t been heard from since early 2021, but it looks like the project is closer to release than you might be think.
As part of a current financial report Ubisoft has indicated that in addition to Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Skull and Bones and other projects, another project is planned to be released before the end of March 2024 “big game”.
According to those who wished to remain anonymous, portal whistleblowers kotakuunder “big game” refers to Massive Entertainment’s Star Wars project. It is known by the codename Project Helix.
Two sources report that Project Helix development isn’t going very well, but expectations are high at Ubisoft. The game is believed to have a chance to become the company’s first real hit in a long time since Assassin’s Creed.
The team also reportedly thinks Ubisoft’s plans to release the game in the current fiscal year are overly ambitious and are allowing it to be carried over to the next fiscal year (from April 2024 to March 2025).
Transfers for Ubisoft are a common affair. Assassin’s Creed Mirage (closed doors) and Skull and Bones (public) have been delayed several times, and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was scheduled for release in 2022.
Very little is known about Project Helix itself: when it was officially announced, it was reported that the game will use the Snowdrop engine and its events will take place in an open world. Kotaku adds that interstellar flights will feature in the project.