Rumor: Mandalorian MMO Could Be in the Works for Xbox

Recent rumors suggest that Xbox may be working on a Star Wars exclusive in the form of an MMO based on the hit series, The Mandalorian.

There has been no shortage of anticipation and excitement over the Star Wars franchise during the past few years, thanks in part to the hit Disney Plus series, The Mandalorian, and more recently, the slate of announced Star Wars games. Currently, there are at least seven confirmed titles in development, including Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 and Ubisoft’s open-world title. Now, rumors point to a possible Star Wars MMO underway based on The Mandalorian.

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Last year saw the establishment of Lucasfilm Games following the end of EA’s 10-year Star Wars exclusivity deal. Since then, studios ranging from Quantic Dream to Massive Entertainment announced a number of ambitious projects, including an upcoming Star Wars project from Amy Hennig’s Skydance New Media. So far, the franchise looks to be off to a promising start in 2022 already, especially with the recent LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga being one of the most successful projects of the year so far. Nevertheless, the new rumors around a Mandalorian MMO indicate that gamers could expect more from Star Wars.


According to Skullzi and prominent leaker Nick Baker, the supposed Mandalorian game may be an Xbox exclusive being developed by Zenimax Online Studios. Baker first indicated that a Mandalorian game may be in development back in 2021, and now Skullzi’s anonymous sources suggest the game will likely be an Xbox project. Although no official details have been revealed yet, the studio had already announced that a new Zenimax Online Studios IP is in the works. Of course, there’s no real indication that it’s a Star Wars title, but it remains a possibility, especially considering these renewed rumors.


But this isn’t the first time for a bounty hunter-centric Star Wars game. Almost over a decade ago, LucasArts was working on an Uncharted-like action-adventure game centered around the early days of Boba Fett. Titled Star Wars 1313, the project was first unveiled to the world only to be canceled entirely with Disney’s acquisition of the franchise and the following closure of Lucas Arts. Despite its cancellation years ago, the popularity of The Mandalorian has renewed conversations around the idea of a Mandalorian-based video game. Now, amidst the latest MMO rumors, these conversations may continue to grow stronger.


However, as there’s no official announcement about such a project in development, it’s worth taking these rumors with a grain of salt. Although considering that the upcoming remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a PS5 exclusive, it would make sense that Xbox may look to counter this with its own Star Wars exclusive. Either way, only time will tell how true these rumors will turn out to be.


Source: Gamerant

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