Some Star Wars Outlaws Planets Can Be Crossed in 4 or 5 Minutes on a Speeder

Three of the five planets in Star Wars Outlaws can be crossed in four or five minutes while riding a speeder, Ubisoft has said.

Speaking to IGN as part of a larger interview, creative director Julian Gerighty reiterated the planets — Tatooine, a Toshara moon, Akiva, Kijimi, and Cantonica — will be around the size of two or three zones in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and confirmed “Toshara is very close in size to Akiva and Tatooine; I think Tatooine may be a little bit larger.”

When then asked how long it would take protagonist Kay Vess to ride from one end of Tosharra to the other side on her speeder, Gerighty gave the four or five minute answer, which will seemingly apply to Akiva and Tatooine too since they’re around the same size.

“Four or five minutes nonstop, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but once you’re committed it’s a fairly large amount, and you are always going to be distracted.” It’s unclear if the remaining two planets, Kijimi and Cantonica, are larger or smaller than these three.

Ubisoft has said it’s going for a quality over quantity approach with Star Wars Outlaws, however. “When we started thinking about how big we should make them, it was less about how big, but more about how long, in terms of traversal with the speeder, it would be,” Gerighty said.

“So we don’t want things to be just big for big sake. We need it to be contained, always fun, always proposing different activities. So the traversal of the whole thing had to feel like a journey, a commitment when you get on your speeder and you want it to go from one end to the next.”

Star Wars Outlaws was revealed in 2023 as a scoundrel adventure set between Star Wars: Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi. It stars Kay, her droid partner ND-5, and her beastie friend Nix as they attempt to carve out their own success during Star Wars’ golden era of criminal activity.

It arrives August 27, 2024 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC, with the $70 Standard Edition joined by a $110 Gold Edition, which comes with three days of early access alongside the Season Pass.

An even more expensive, digital-only Ultimate Edition comes with both of these perks alongside cosmetics (the Rogue Infiltrator Bundle and the Sebacc Shark bundle) alongside a digital art book.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.


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