Against the background of record losses and the raft canceled gamesUbisoft is reportedly planning to release Massive Entertainment’s long-awaited open-world Star Wars game in “early 2024.”

Announced still in 2021Little is known about the open-world Star Wars game from Massive Entertainment developer The Division, other than the fact that it is being directed by The Division 2 director Julian Gerrity and will use the Snowdrop engine.

With so little information currently available, many believed that Massive’s Star Wars project was still a long way off, but Kotaku is now reporting The title is actually a mysterious “another big game” that Ubisoft previously confirmed would launch during the 2023-24 fiscal year, with the publisher targeting an “early 2024” launch.

Massive is also working on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, which will be released this year.

However, Kotaku’s sources suggest that Ubisoft’s plans for the Star Wars game, known internally as Project Helix, may be too ambitious. The interplanetary space travel game is reportedly “not progressing well,” and Kotaku’s sources expect it to be pushed to the next fiscal year, which runs from April 2024 to March 2025.

Even without Star Wars, Ubisoft has a busy schedule for the current fiscal year, with announced releases including a second Massive title, Avatar: The Borderlands of Pandoranext to the eternally deposited Skull and Bones, Crew motorcycle festivaland Assassin’s Creed Mirage – a series that the stalwart publisher now seems hell-bent on spinning, having recently announced plans to expand the Assassin’s Creed team from 2000 to 2800.

We’ll almost certainly hear more about these games — and maybe even get a look at Massive’s open-world Star Wars game — as part of Ubisoft’s Forward presentation on June 12.