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TT Games Aims High with ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’

The Skywalker Saga will be the most ambitious LEGO title yet thanks to its fully explorable universe. Game director, James McLoughlin, talks with Games Industry through the evolution of the Lego games as the studio comes full circle with The Skywalker Saga.

For many years, TT Games has released tons of LEGO-themed games for some of the most popular IP’s. In the near future though, TT Games looks to a galaxy far, far away for its success and an opportunity to take a more ambitious approach for the franchise:

“We wanted to create a new Star Wars game which was designed without the technical restrictions of the older games — mainly episodes one to six — and since then we have learned so much as a studio,” McLoughlin explains. “The older Star Wars games were great for that generation of gamers, but now players expect and need a lot more freedom in their play. With this game we hope to give players a brand new way to explore and enjoy the entire saga.”

We now have a greater tool set to evaluate play through analytics and user testing that just wasn’t as readily available fifteen years ago,” he says. “We can now very easily target sectors of play and enhance the areas we know get the most traffic, to help make the entire experience great from start to finish.”

One of the challenges of a game this size, with this amount of freedom is we don’t know what order everyone will play it. This adds more importance to how we develop and elevate the game. Freedom is a massive part of modern games — since the days of the cantina [in the early Lego Star Wars games], we have designed and developed over-world spaces from Middle Earth to Gotham City all with different challenges and hurdles to overcome. This game should be an amalgamation of all of what we have learned so far as a studio.”

For McLoughlin, nothing is more important than pleasing the fans and getting the recipe just right. With this game looming on the horizon, I’m sure fans will find something to look forward to. As ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’ is set for a 2020 release date, make sure to check back here for any updates surrounding anything Star Wars!

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