Ubisoft is getting into the toys-to-life game with Starlink

Ubisoft is looking to capture the toys-to-life magic of Skylanders and Lego Dimensions with Starlink: Battle of Atlas, a sci-fi adventure game from Ubisoft Toronto in which players build their own starships from separately-sold, modular toys that clip-on to a game controller.

Details are thin on the ground, but it's coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2018. But the French video game publisher has something we haven't seen before with Starlink: Battle for Atlas, a science fiction game where you attach a toy to a game controller and play the game on a console.

Players will be able to equip their model with different parts and their Starship changes in game in real time. Starlink: Battle for Atlas will arrive on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 in fall 2018. The game looks to be an open universe exploration title in which players will encounter hostile aliens species across multiple planets, using their ships to deal with the surmounting threat. The world evolves depending on your actions and your choices. Whatever your preferred play style is, the core of the game is centred around the freedom to do what you want, said Ubisoft. Starlink: Battle for Atlas, The Starlink: Battle for Atlas logo, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the USA and/or other countries.

  • Carolyn Briggs