EA has announced that Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Titanfall, is working on a new 3rd person Star Wars game.
It was revealed on EA’s official site, by the executive president of EA Studios Patrick Soderlund, that the game will be “an all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe”. Respawn’s new game isn’t the only Star Wars game in development and joins the games being developed by Visceral Games, DICE, Capital Games, BioWare, and Motive.
Stig Asmussen who was a former creative director on God of War III will be leading the project. Asmussen had the following to say about the project in a blog post “We promise to pay respect to the Star Wars legacy at all times, a fact that will be constantly reinforced and honored as a central game design tenet. Fans should expect the exemplary level of quality first established at Respawn with Titanfall, a game that epitomizes our studio’s dedication to slick, larger-than-life action and fun, groundbreaking mechanics.”
He continues, “At EA right now, we have multiple studios building a variety of great Star Wars games spanning different genres. We are all united by our teams’ passion for Star Wars stories, characters, and adventures. There’s never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan. The passion we’re seeing for Star Wars from gamers – whether they’ve been along for the ride since Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, or were introduced to the magic of Star Wars with Star Wars: The Force Awakens – is fueling our development teams and our partners to create unique interactive extensions of this deep, meaningful universe. As a game maker, nothing is more exciting.”
It truly is a great time to be a Star Wars fan. Hopefully, the passion and love that the development teams have for the franchise show in their games. Here’s hoping that they reveal more information soon.