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News video games 16 April 2024, 05:18

author: Adrian Werner

Ubisoft Responds to Criticism of Star Wars Outlaws. Fans Don't Like the Season Pass

Ubisoft had to take the floor to clarify doubts about the season pass for Star Wars: Outlaws.

Source: Ubisoft

Last week, Ubisoft spoiled the atmosphere of joyful anticipation for the release of Star Wars: Outlaws. The reason for this was the high prices of the special editions of the game (on PC: $109.99 for Gold and $129.99 for Ultimate Edition) and a rather controversial season pass.

A season pass for two expansions isn't surprising. However, players were annoyed by the fact that people with this pass will get access to the exclusive mission Jabba's Gambit on the day of release.

  1. Limiting access to pre-made content is frustrating, but players are worried they won't encounter Jabba at all without a pass, which would be a terrible outcome for a game about smugglers. The situation became so heated that Ubisoft had to issue a statement to cool down emotions.
  2. The publisher announced that Jabba and the Hutt cartel led by him will be one of the main criminal syndicates in Star Wars: Outlaws and in the Standard Edition the iconic creature will play a key role. Jabba's Gambit will only be an extra mission, not the only quest with this character.

Of course, it's still frustrating to cut off players with the Standard Edition from a mission that's already prepared. Until recently, Ubisoft offered such bonuses as pre-order gifts. It's enough to mention The Forty Thieves adventure from last year's Assassin's Creed: Mirage or the quest Way of the Berserker from Assassin's Creed: Valhalla could also be unlocked through Ubisoft Connect for 60 Units points, earned through various activities within the publisher's ecosystem.

Last year, the company departed from this scheme in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora by offering an additional mission called Familiar Echoes on the premiere day for season pass holders, introducing the same solution that has now caused confusion with Star Wars: Outlaws.

Star Wars: Outlaws is coming to PC, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PlayStation 5. The game is scheduled to be released on August 30th of this year.

  1. Star Wars: Outlaws - official website

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.