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Ubisoft revealed new gameplay details about its upcoming Star Wars open-world adventure game, Outlaws, at its Forward presentation. The showcase revealed how the two protagonists — jobbing bounty hunter Kay Vess and her companion Nix — run jobs during a time of Imperial occupation. The gameplay showcase revealed that stealth plays a large component of the game, as does traditional third-person shooting. Kay can also use Nix in gameplay as a sort of familiar, directing it to help in various ways.
The beginning of the showcase follows Kay and Nix as they attempt to complete a heist in Pike Syndicate territory, with Kay using Nix as a combination of long-range helper and distraction while she’s in stealth mode. Kay then breaks stealth and engages in a gun fight with Syndicate members, showing a few different blaster types and modes.
In addition to the moment-to-moment gameplay, the showcase also revealed there’s a social element to Outlaws as well. Saying the wrong thing in the presence of the wrong people can draw more heat to Kay, and she can accrue a high wanted level if the player isn’t careful. Of course, should that happen, then they can also flee the intergalactic fuzz in Kay’s ship with her droid shipmate ND-5, with ship combat also being a major factor in gameplay.
Star Wars Outlaws was touted before its reveal as being an open-world adventure, and that appears to be true here — though “open-galaxy” might be more appropriate. Kay can visit a number of different worlds via her ship, with the player being able to fly directly from a planet’s surface into orbit. Star Wars Outlaws is set to launch sometime in 2024.