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Star Wars Outlaws – Release date, trailers, platforms, and everything we know

TL:DR

  • Star Wars Outlaws release date set for 2024.
  • Two trailers released, showcasing game's world and gameplay.
  • Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC.

The Star Wars franchise has received many video game adaptations (and some cancellations), but Star Wars Outlaws is set to take things to a whole new level. Instead of the traditional good versus evil, the waters are a little more murky with this one as you travel around the galaxy stealing your way to a living.

Here, we’ll reveal all we know on Star Wars Outlaws including the release date, any trailers, platforms, and much more so you’re as informed as possible when the game launches.

Star Wars Outlaws release date

The Star Wars Outlaws release date is August 30, 2024 which was first ‘leaked’ by its very own story trailer on the official Ubisoft Japan YouTube account. We initially anticipated that it would launch at the end of Q3 to the start of Q4, so this accelerated date is seriously good news. The video has since been hauled offline which arguably strengthens the case the release date is legit.

This is way ahead of the traditional Holiday period that studios love, and something that Ubisoft has usually adhered to in its past releases. This provides Outlaws a nice window to rack up some sales and hopefully a big win for both Ubisoft and the gaming side of the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars Outlaws editions

Like a plethora of other Ubisoft titles, there are a few different editions you can choose from when you’re looking to purchase Star Wars Outlaws. You have three different editions to choose from – Standard, Gold, and Ultimate, all offering slightly different benefits. It’s to be expected, but the more benefits you receive, the higher the cost, so do keep that in mind.

Without further ado here is a breakdown of the three Star Wars Outlaws editions:

Standard Edition

  • Base game

Gold Edition

  • Base game
  • 3 days Early Access
  • Season Pass

Ultimate Edition

  • Base game
  • 3 days Early Access
  • Season Pass
  • Rogue Infiltrator Bundle
  • Sabacc Shark Bundle
  • Digital Art Book

Star Wars Outlaws pre-order bonus

As the Star Wars Outlaws release date is fast approaching, you can now get your pre-order in and secure some more exclusive goodies for your playthrough.

The Star Wars Outlaws pre-order bonus is The Kessel Runner Bonus Pack which contains two cosmetics – one for your speeder and one for your Trailblazer ship. This is the pre-order bonus no matter which edition you pre-order, so if you’re more of a Standard Edition gamer, you’ll still get access to it.

Star Wars Outlaws trailers

Even though Star Wars Outlaws will be released this year, there have only been two trailers so far. The first of these was a fully rendered look at the game rather than gameplay, showcasing key characters and the feel of the world.

If you haven’t watched it yet, here is your first look:

The follow-up trailer was revealed at Ubisoft Forward 2023 and gets into the good stuff – actual gameplay. In this one you get the chance to see various parts of the game, including some very Splinter Cell-esque stealth segments, and even some speeder bike action.

It is a whopping 10 minutes long so if you’re looking to avoid any potential spoilers, maybe hang fire for the game’s release.

Star Wars Outlaws platforms

Star Wars Outlaws will be released on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC only, skipping any previous generation’s consoles.

This is to be expected if you pair what you would expect of a 2024 release with the power of today’s tech but for those who haven’t upgraded to the newer consoles, it’s disappointing all the same.

Who is the Star Wars Outlaws main character?

Kay Vess speaking with a droid companion

As shown in the above trailer, the main character in Star Wars Outlaws is Kay Vess, a scoundrel always looking for her next score from an unsuspecting citizen.

From the Canto Bight Worker’s District on Cantonica, she is looking to make her way onto the galaxy’s most wanted, fighting against crime syndicates and securing precious loot.

Nix is her creature companion who goes anywhere and everywhere, integral to giving her the edge in many sticky situations.

It doesn’t appear that Kay has any force powers but we will know more on her strengths when get hands on with Outlaws.

When is Star Wars Outlaws set?

As always, with any Star Wars media released comes the question of where it sits in the convoluted timeline. However, the devs have stated plain and simply that the game is set “between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi”.

For those who haven’t seen the films or know the order, this is between Episodes 5 and 6 when the Rebels escape the clutches of The Empire but at some cost when fellow scoundrel Han Solo succumbs to the hands of the enemy.

This makes it a poignant time for the protagonist as both Bounty Hunters and The Empire are on the hunt to rid the universe of her ilk.

What is Star Wars Outlaws rating?

While ratings may differ across nations, we do have an idea of how the game will be rated already. The game was rated in Brazil in early April as ‘T’ for teen. Two other countries have issued ratings, ’19+’ in South Korea and ‘M’ for Mature in Australia.

The fact ratings are trickling in is a strong indicator of an imminent release.

Is Star Wars Outlaws open world?

One of the planet vistas in Star Wars Outlaws

Yes, Star Wars Outlaws is the “first-ever open world Star Wars game”, bettering Star Wars Jedi Survivor’s semi-open-world mechanics.

This is extremely exciting for fans of the franchise, enabling exploration throughout the rich universe that the movies and TV shows only scratch the surface of. You’ll be hopping from planet to planet, taking on various missions, all to secure more funds and basically, survive.

Does Star Wars Outlaws have space combat?

Space combat in Star Wars Outlaws

Yes, Star Wars Outlaws does have space combat, where you’ll be fighting against The Empire and anyone else on your tail.

You’ll be piloting a ship called The Trailblazer which will likely be able to be upgraded in various aspects allowing for increased speed, evasion, and weapons as you progress through the adventure.

Does Star Wars Outlaws have Jedi?

Star Wars Outlaws is focused on the criminal underbelly of the galaxy with Kay Vess’ main goal being the biggest heists in history. Because of this, it is very unlikely that any Jedi will be at the forefront of the story and instead, it’s far more likely that there will be an abundance of bounty hunters instead.

This is not to say that you may not come across any Jedi hiding from The Empire, but due to the time the game is set, and the themes it is focusing on, it’ll probably be a one-off occurrence or not at all.

Featured image: Massive Entertainment

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Jacob Woodward
Gaming Journalist

Jacob has been a life-long gamer and tech enthusiast ever since the original Game Boy was placed in his hands at an early age. Due to his passion for the field, writing talent, and a keen eye for SEO, he transitioned from digital marketing into games journalism in 2019. Starting initially as a writer, he rose quickly, becoming not only an Editor but also Interim Managing Editor within the space of 2 years. He has worked with gaming media publications such as GGRecon, The Loadout, Retro Dodo, Insider Gaming, Gfinity, Stealth Optional, Retro Recall, and many more, making him an…

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