Ubisoft Responds to Star Wars Outlaws Backlash Over Jabba Mission

In a new report by IGN, a Ubisoft spokesperson has promptly addressed the fan backlash over Star Wars Outlaws locking a Jabba the Hutt mission behind a season pass.

Naturally, prospective players quickly criticized Ubisoft for basically hiding the “Jabba’s Gambit” mission behind a paywall. After all, Star Wars Outlaws is already a full-price, AAA game. In today’s IGN report, Ubisoft elaborated on the exact nature of the mission.

“To clarify, Jabba the Hutt and the Hutt Cartel are one of the main syndicates in Star Wars Outlaws and will be part of the experience for everyone who purchases the game, regardless of edition.”

They also add that “the ‘Jabba’s Gambit’ mission is an optional, additional mission” for season pass owners.

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Star Wars fans were already on edge after internet access requirements appeared on covers, though it’s only for installs. The recent story trailer did look promising, though some Ubisoft skeptics remain hesitant.

The Jabba’s Gambit mission will feature a dangerous job from the popular antagonist. Jabba the Hutt remains a fan favorite character, who also seems obligatory for a Star Wars game about the galaxy’s criminal underworld.

It’s fortunate that Jabba will play a main role regardless of what edition players purchase. The controversy over Jabba’s Gambit is probably stirred by Ubisoft’s general pricing for Star Wars Outlaws.

Those higher editions exceed well over $100, and it’s probably unlikely that Jabba’s Gambit offers enough content to justify that price tag alone.

Last week, Ubisoft announced that Star Wars Outlaws will launch on August 30th. So, fans will have to wait until August to find out just how much content the game provides.

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