Star Wars Outlaws Will Release on August 30, 2024 For PS5, PC and Xbox

The one-of-a-kind, open-world game Star Wars Outlaws will be released on August 30, 2024, and will be available on the gaming consoles Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC. Here is everything you need to know about the highly anticipated game.

Star Wars Outlaws Release Date

According to the official Star Wars Outlaws game page, the single-player game will be released on August 30, 2024. Made in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, the gameplay is set within The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi timelines. Kay Vess, the most wanted scoundrel, embarks on a journey with her partner in crime, Nix, in search of freedom. The game will take players through the criminal underworld plagued with new and malevolent syndicates.

Star Wars Outlaws
Star Wars Outlaws

Pre-order the Kessel Runner Bonus Pack, which contains a cosmetic pack for your speeder and additional cosmetics for Kay Vess’ ship, the Trailblazer. Later, you can grab the season pass containing two additional narrative expansions. These will be available after the initial release of the Star Wars Outlaws complete game. It will include exclusive Jabba’s Gambit mission day one and extra cosmetics for Kay and Nix.

Star Wars Outlaws Key Characters and Gameplay

The intricately branching action-adventure game has several critical characters shown in the trailer and on the website. Here is the complete breakdown of each:

Kay Vess is the main protagonist in the galaxy’s underworld.

Nix is a merqaal and Kay’s side-kick best friend.

Jaylen Vrax is Kay’s mentor and head hunter. He arrives much later in the game and was initially a gunrunner and prime criminal running heist.

ND-5 originated from Clone Wars, and it is a BX commando droid sworn to be a personal enforcer.

Sliro is a filthy rich person who has self-financed his syndicate, Zerek Besh, one of the strongest crime syndicates in the galaxy.

Vail is an assassin hired by Sliro to kill Kay Vess.

Star Wars Outlaws includes several different locations, both new and from the original trilogy. Explore the cities and the cantinas on your speeder while on the run. Start high-stakes missions against perilous crime syndicates and ride your spaceship, Trailblazer, to start dogfights against The Empire.

Star Wars Outlaws Official Story Trailer Breakdown

The official story trailer for Star Wars Outlaws was released on April 4, 2026.

The gameplay primarily focuses on the Star Wars underworld; creative director Julian Gerighty of Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment discusses several aspects of the trailer.

Gerighty collaborated with Lucasfilm Games to create a new group of crime syndicates exclusively for Star Wars Outlaws. In addition to the Ashiga Clan, Sliro and Zerek Besh run their respective syndicates, which causes hurdles in Kay Vess’ journey throughout the game.

John Björling named the new antagonists. He is the associate narrative director at Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment. The production team also gave Zerek Besh distinctive military-inspired helmets.

Moreover, Julian Gerighty added more depth to Vail’s character as a bounty hunter. The extremely professional bounty hunter has skewed morals—she is not loyal to Sliro or Kay—thus making Vail a real threat alone. Furthermore, she has mechanical hands and robotic elements, too.

Julian also discussed that Solo: A Star Wars Story and Rogue One were the blueprints for creating the perfect scoundrel for Star Wars Outlaws. The scoundrel protagonist is great at using ropes and incorporating matinee action.

Moreover, Gerighty describes the several different game locations within Star Wars Outlaws. His favorites include Toshara. Here is what he said about it:

“It’s such a combination of a huge city, Mirogana, which is teeming with different, unsavory characters but also an Empire presence. It’s very dense and full of different stories: the outskirts of the city, the wildlands with amberine outcrops that are very beautiful, the windswept nature, and the settlements we’ve created there.”

He commented that the collaboration with Lucasfilm Games helped instill the essence of Star Wars in all the new locations designed for the game.

Finally, Julian speaks about Kay’s ship, the Trailblazer. Its design inspiration was a cross between a turtle and a pickup truck. This ship can be geared up and customized within the game according to the player’s wishes. The trailer ends with the scoundrel protagonist saying, “I want to live free.”

Game Reception

Unfortunately, after the trailer’s release, fans are not thrilled about the gameplay of Star Wars Outlaws.

In a blog published on Forbes and a thread on Reddit, people are unhappy with the cheap CGI and dialogue delivery. Moreover, the premise of a scoundrel infiltrating enemy zones only to seek freedom does not seem to add up. Let’s wait for the reviews after the game comes out.

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