Xbox owners could be on course to get one hell of a Star Wars exclusive in the not-too-distant future.
The Mandalorian, Disney’s epic series set in a galaxy far, far away, has become the talk of the digital town over the last 24 hours following rumors from a high-profile insider that a video game starring the character is currently in the works. Nick “Shpeshal Ed” Baker claimed in a recent string of Tweets that an unknown studio is already working on the title, with Microsoft supposedly positioned to publish.
Baker had originally cited the presence of a Mando Funko in the background of Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s home as a green light from his source to mention the project only to backpedal when it became apparent that the figure in question was depicting something else altogether. With that said, the insider maintains that Din Djarin is getting his own interactive adventure, though stops short of providing anything further.
Despite the obvious lack of verifiable details, social media has lit up in response to the leak, and you can check out some reactions for yourself below.
I hope The Mandalorian game rumour is true 🙏
— Ethan (@ThArkhamKnight) April 29, 2021
— TheyLikeUs (@TheyLikeUs) April 29, 2021
Please God give us customizable gear!
— Spectre110gaming (CW: One Piece/Jujutsu Kaisen/FF) (@Spectre799games) April 29, 2021
Just saw on Reddit about Jeff Spencer with his new shelf, had a Mandalorian Funko pop. They’re not saying who but someone is making a Mandalorian game 🤗
— 🌴ᑕᕼOᑕOFLAN🪴 (@ulisodope) April 29, 2021
So I’ve seen that a ‘Mandalorian’ video game is coming!
This was my genuine recation! pic.twitter.com/K5rfGublsR
— George Francis (@GeorgeFrancisPW) April 29, 2021
— OSKOOL-G (@oskool_g) April 29, 2021
THIS BETTER BE FUCKING TRUE
— Assemblers | tfatws era (@assemblers_) April 29, 2021
This would be so dope, might be the closest us fans ever get to seeing 1313 reach the light of day.
I wonder when this takes place. Before Season 1? After Season 2? Is this even about Din Djarin or an all new Mando altogether? Could be cool if it’s a custom character 👀
— Meta Comics | James (@ComicsMeta) April 29, 2021
https://t.co/ZUfZqhpP36 finally I can stop playing with mods
— Sora- MODE: STONE OCEAN HYPE (@rinoa_fair) April 29, 2021
I really hope this is good and not a cash grab
— GrizzlyBeardHero (@MuradMGaming) April 29, 2021
It’s worth noting, of course, that this isn’t the first time that talk of a game based on Star Wars‘ hottest property has done the rounds. Earlier this year, Daniel Richtman reported having heard similar whispers, even going so far as to posit that both Mando and fellow foundling Boba Fett would be playable throughout the campaign.
Exciting times ahead, then, but as always, we’d recommend taking all of the above with a massive grain of salt. Should there be any truth to the hearsay, however, fans can no doubt expect to learn more during the summer reveal season. Watch this space.