Star Wars Outlaws is unveiling an intriguing wanted system that brings to mind the immersive mechanics found in Rockstar’s popular GTA and Red Dead Redemption franchises. With Ubisoft sharing additional details about what could potentially become one of the greatest Star Wars games to date, it remains to be seen how Star Wars Outlaws will fare in the long run.
Creative director Julian Gerighty introduces the wanted system in developer-narrated footage, emphasizing its constant presence throughout the game. Engaging in activities that challenge or provoke the Empire will result in an escalation of your wanted status. As you persist in such actions, your wanted level will steadily rise.
Reaching the highest levels of notoriety will prompt the Empire to deploy formidable resistance and overwhelming forces to thwart your progress. It is advisable to minimize confrontations with them whenever possible,” Gerighty advises, suggesting a more cautious approach to avoid unnecessary complications.
Star Wars Outlaws appears to draw inspiration from the acclaimed wanted systems popularized by Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption franchises, with the potential for a more enduring impact akin to Red Dead Redemption 2, rather than the more fleeting star system of GTA 5. The term “ever-present” suggests a continuous and pervasive presence within the game.
The prospect of being pursued by the Empire’s minions, escalating from ground-level goons to the formidable AT-STs, AT-ATs, and perhaps even Star Destroyers (albeit a hopeful dream), sounds immensely thrilling. While the verdict is still out on Ubisoft’s open-world approach to the Star Wars universe, the initial gameplay footage shows promising potential.
For those interested, there is an option to watch 10 minutes of Star Wars Outlaw’s gameplay without developer commentary. However, it’s hard to deny that the allure of the “sexy droid” has captured our collective attention—yes, I did just type that.
As we eagerly await the release of Star Wars Outlaws in 2024, we can explore the best single-player games currently available on PC, as well as indulge in the finest open-world gaming experiences.