8 Star Wars Projects We Can't Wait To See In 2023
Will the Force be with these 2023 Star Wars projects?
Overall, 2022 was a pretty good year for Star Wars. With the likes of Tales of the Jedi and Andor, Lucasfilm has proved that they are still very capable of creating engaging content that faithfully expands on what has come before.
Unfortunately, the franchise has certainly gone through its fair share of rough patches. Both the prequel and the sequel trilogies were met with controversy and dissatisfaction, and some fans left the franchise altogether after the corporate-ridden garbage that was The Rise of Skywalker. Star Wars video games also seem to drastically vary in quality; for every gem like The Force Unleashed, there's an abomination like Star Wars: Kinect.
Despite a few shortcomings, like Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Book of Boba Fett, Star Wars seems to be in a good position at the moment. Hopefully, the space opera will continue on this trend of quality throughout this year, and with what is set to be coming out in 2023, it certainly looks like this will be the case. Maybe 2023 will go down as one of the best years for this beloved franchise, but only time will tell.
8. Star Wars: Hunters
Fans have been led on a wild goose chase with Star Wars: Hunters. Revealed in February 2021, Hunters is free-to-play online combat arena game produced by Zynga, and was set to be released on Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android the following year.
Players were to have the ability to choose from a list of completely brand new characters to take onto the battlefield, like droid Jedi-wannabe J-3DI or Slingshot, an Ugnaught operating a Separatist Droideka. A gameplay trailer was released in December 2021, showcasing the characters and the maps on an all-new planet, Vespaara, with Zynga preparing to release the game.
Unfortunately, that didn't happen. The game had a soft launch in India, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines on Android devices, though there hasn't been any global release as of yet. In July, Zynga announced the indefinite delay of the game, saying, "To ensure we meet the high expectations we are setting for fans globally and ourselves as developers, we have made the decision to delay the worldwide launch of Star Wars: Hunters. We invite all players to join us on Vespaara when Star Wars: Hunters launches in 2023."
Other than the occasional tweets for game improvements, there has been complete radio silence from Zynga, so fans have been left in the dark as to if the game will definitely release this year.