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For a quick time period earlier at the moment, it appeared very very similar to Ubisoft’s open-world heist game Star Wars Outlaws could be out someday close to the tip of 2024. The phrase got here by the use of a Disney Parks weblog submit, and whereas it is not fairly a particular date, it is positively extra exact than what we beforehand knew—that it is anticipated out someday in 2024.

“For Star Wars followers—Star Wars Outlaws, the open-world Star Wars game is ready to launch late this yr,” the 24 Oooh-Worthy Issues at Disney Experiences in 2024 submit mentioned. “The game allows you to discover distinct planets throughout the galaxy, each iconic and new. You may danger all of it as Kay Vess, an rising scoundrel searching for freedom and the means to begin a brand new life, alongside together with her companion Nix. For those who’re keen to take the chance, the galaxy is filled with alternative.”

I write “mentioned” reasonably than “says” as a result of shortly after the weblog submit went dwell and folks started to note the “late this yr” half, it was shortly edited to take away the timeframe and now says solely that Star Wars Outlaws is ready to come back out “in 2024.”

Fortuitously, because of Wario64, gone will not be forgotten:

(Picture credit score: Wario64 (Twitter))

So, was it an unintentional spill of the beans, just like the time Warner Discovery CEO David Zaslav spilled the beans on Mortal Kombat 12, or was it a easy typo, like when my mind mentioned “Minesweeper” and my fingers mentioned “Minecraft?” Hey, it occurs. (And I fastened it already, so do not trouble trying.) 

Both approach, late 2024 is an effective wager: The vacation quarter is crowded but it surely’s nonetheless the standard money-making season, and the truth that the yr is now upon us and there is nonetheless not a extra correct launch window makes me assume that “later” is unquestionably extra doubtless than “sooner.” There’s additionally the chance that Star Wars Outlaws does a Cranium and Bones and sails off into 2025 and past. For now, although, a non-specific “2024” is it: In a press release despatched to PC Gamer, a Ubisoft consultant mentioned the weblog submit was an error, and that the discharge timing stays unchanged.