‘Star Wars Outlaws’ Developer Responds To Pricey Jabba Backlash

A spokesperson for Ubisoft responds to complaints about needing an expensive season pass to unlock Jabba's mission.

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  • Ubisoft’s new Star Wars Outlaws video game has received backlash for requiring players to purchase a pricey season pass in order to access the Jabba’s Gambit mission
  • The season pass costs $109.99 for the gold edition and $129.99 for the ultimate edition
  • Ubisoft has responded to the backlash, stating that Jabba is still part of the overall game

The new Star Wars Outlaws video game developed by Ubisoft has sparked fan backlash in regards to the Jabba’s Gambit mission only being available with the pricey season pass.

Players need to purchase the season pass, which comes with a hefty price tag of $109.99 for gold edition or the more expensive $129.99 ultimate edition.

“Play the exclusive Jabba’s Gambit mission at launch,” states the season pass. “Just as Kay is putting together a crew for the Canto Bight heist, she receives a job from Jabba the Hutt himself. Turns out that ND-5 owes Jabba a debt from years ago, and he has come to collect.”

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Screenshot via Ubisoft website

Well, players aren’t happy and now Ubisoft has responded to the backlash stating players will still be able to experience Jabba and company.

“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,” a Ubisoft spokesperson filled in IGN. “The ‘Jabba’s Gambit’ mission is an optional, additional mission with the Hutt Cartel along Kay and Nix’s journey across the Outer Rim. This mission will be available to those who purchase the season pass or an edition of the game which includes the season pass.”

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Star Wars Outlaws is the first ever open world Star Wars game set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Explore distinct planets across the galaxy, both iconic and new. Risk it all as Kay Vess, an emerging scoundrel seeking freedom and the means to start a new life, along with her companion Nix. Fight, steal, and outwit your way through the galaxy’s crime syndicates as you join the galaxy’s most wanted. 

The game is a single-player, third person action-adventure game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft under license by Lucasfilm Games.

Kay Vess and her companion Nix attempt one of the biggest heists the Outer Rim has ever seen, in a journey across several planets, including familiar ones like Tatooine, Kijimi and Akiva, and never-before seen ones, like the moon of Toshara, which is inspired by the landscape of the Tanzania Savannah.

Star Wars Outlaws gets released August 30th. 

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