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Star Wars Criminals Achieves Gold Status Almost Two Months Ahead of Release

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The latest announcement from the official Twitter/X Star Wars Outlaws account has unveiled that the open world game set in George Lucas’ cherished science fiction realm has attained golden status well before its anticipated launch date of August 30.

Although not quite as early as Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XVI, which achieved this milestone almost three months prior to its scheduled release, Star Wars Outlaws still manages to surpass the norm seen in recent game launches where the golden phase is typically only reached a few weeks before the game hits the shelves.

Historically, the term “going gold” signifies that a product is ready for mass disc replication and distribution. Nowadays, many games even forgo physical disc releases altogether, opting solely for digital distribution, yet the traditional term remains prevalent as developers still refer to this phase using the same terminology.

This achievement does not necessarily imply that Ubisoft Massive, the developer of Star Wars Outlaws, won’t address any potential bugs or issues with a day-one patch. Nonetheless, it does instill confidence that the studio has initiated the duplication process quite early due to the high level of polish evident in this build.

Fueled by the studio’s remarkable Snowdrop engine, the game promises smooth transitions between space and planetary gameplay (even though interplanetary travel won’t be seamless, as clarified by the development team). For PC players, the game will offer support for NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 (featuring Super Resolution, Frame Generation, and Ray Reconstruction) to ensure optimal performance and visuals.

In terms of the storyline, Star Wars Outlaws is positioned between the events of the original trilogy films The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. This setting was recommended by Lucasfilm, who believed it would serve as the ideal backdrop for a tale revolving around a rogue navigating the criminal underworld of the galaxy’s Outer Rim. For a more detailed insight into the game, do check out our comprehensive compilation article.

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