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Playing nice with Star Wars Outlaws’ factions is the secret to success

If you want to make the most of Ubisoft's Star Wars Outlaws on Xbox and PS5, you're going to want to make sure you're staying on every faction's good side.

Star Wars Outlaws factions: an image of an Aqualish scoundrel from the open-world game

We may still be eagerly awaiting the Star Wars Outlaws release date – which is a little ways off, yet – but Massive Entertainment’s upcoming open-world game in A Galaxy Far, Far Away is shaping up to be something special. If you’re sitting there wondering what the deal is with all the Star Wars Outlaws factions in-game, you’ll be pleased to know that creative director Julian Gerighty has offered us some insight as to what to expect from the game – and it sounds like something that could contribute to Star Wars Outlaws becoming one of the best open world games we’ve seen in a long time.

Talking to Edge Magazine about Star Wars Outlaws in Edge #387, Gerighty has explained that “you can take contracts, small missions, from a faction to get into their good graces”. Then, from here, you’ll unlock access to “exclusive quests, special prices at vendors, [and] access to locked-off areas” – provided you’re in their good books. If you’re not, whether that be because you’re “caught in their territory without their permission” or “getting rid of faction members”, then you’re going to find that they might just send some people after you.

Beyond The Empire, the Pyke Syndicate, and the Hutt Cartel, we really don’t know who else we’ll be seeing in Star Wars Outlaws – when it comes to factions. Of course, the Rebel Alliance will be floating around – at least, it should be – and we’re expecting the Crimson Dawn to make an appearance. However, there’s no telling how many factions Star Wars Outlaws will present players with.

Still, when you think about how Star Wars Outlaws is trying to recreate 1970s camera technology in-game to replicate the feel of the films, it’s hard not to be excited – even if your favorite scumbags and scoundrels don’t make the cut.

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We don’t know about you, but Star Wars Outlaws really could be one of the best PS5 Star Wars games (and, of course, one of the best Xbox Star Wars games) we’ve ever played – and we’re not saying that lightly. Of course, though, we’ll have to wait and see what it’s like when it comes out before adding it to any lists.

While we wait for that day, and any more information on the game, you can find out why we think these seven characters need to cross paths with Kay Vess in Star Wars Outlaws here. It also sounds like Star Wars Outlaws is going to be absolutely massive – just in sheer scale. Surely there’s enough space to pepper in a handful of cameos, right?