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On Thursday, March 21, 2024, Korea’s game Rating and Administration Committee rated Star Wars Outlaws for PS5, assigning the game the classification number CC-NV-240321-001. The game was rated 19+ which means it is “not available for youth”.

Star Wars Outlaws Rated In South Korea And Australia Suggesting Launch Could Be Close

According to the rating board, Star Wars Outlaws features a “realistic simulation of speculative behavior”. It also mentions Star Wars Outlaws contains “a mini-game with content of in-game betting and dividends”.

Fans are already speculating that the mini-game mentioned by the rating board refers to a Sabbac card game. Sabbac closely resembles the poker game and has featured extensively in the Star Wars franchise including Solo: A Star Wars Story. It also featured in the previous Star Wars Outlaws trailer.

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In February this year, Ubisoft confirmed that the game will launch in the Financial Year 2025, alongside Assassin’s Creed Red. Back in January, Disney mistakenly gave Star Wars Outlaws a late 2024 release window in its post titled “24 things coming in 2024”.

Star Wars Outlaws Rated In South Korea And Australia Suggesting Launch Could Be Close

While there is still no definite release date for Star Wars Outlaws, the fact that the game is being rated means its release date may not be far off. Content creator @Jorraptor took to X after the game’s rating by the Korean regulators to predict a possible timeline for the game based on the timeline between the rating and the release of other games published by Ubisoft.

JorRaptor strongly believed that Star Wars Outlaws will likely get a May or early June release date, “otherwise it’s probably going to be September”. In terms of comparison, Assassin’s Creed Mirage was rated on July 17 but was launched on October 5; Star Wars Jedi Survivor was rated on January 9 but was launched on April 28.

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In other words, games published by Ubisoft usually launch 60 to 80 days after it has been rated by Korean regulators. The only exception was Star Wars Jedi Survivor which was delayed from the initial March 17 launch date.

Star Wars Outlaws Mature in Australia

In Australia, regulators rated Star Wars Outline ‘M’ for Mature. However, the rating is the equivalent of “T” for Teen in ESRB Rating. A series of activities around the game points to the fact that its release date may not be far off again.

Star Wars Outlaws Rated In South Korea And Australia Suggesting Launch Could Be Close

NVIDIA announced that Star Wars Outlaws will launch with DLSS 3 and ray-traced effects earlier this month. These features are expected to greatly improve the visual depth and realism of the game through frame generation and more realistic light simulation.

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The upcoming action-adventure game is being developed by Massive Entertainment and will be published by Ubisoft under license by Lucasfilm Games. In terms of the setting of the game in the Star Wars universe, the developers have revealed that it will take place between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

It is the first game in the Star Wars series that will feature a fully open world. Also, it will have space combat, vehicular combat, and open combat—all of which were showcased a day after the Xbox Games Showcase back in June last year. The 10-minute gameplay footage showed the intro section of the game.

Leading the development of the game are Mathias Karison and creative director Julian Gerighty. The game was developed using the Snowdrop game engine. Gerighty mentioned that the choice of the game’s setting was a decision made due to the love of his colleagues for the original trilogy.

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Emecheta Christian

Emecheta Christian is an avid gamer with over 5 years in the industry. He is also a poet. It is therefore not surprising that his post sometimes read like poetry.

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