EA has pulled the curtain back a little on some of the Star Wars games they currently have in development, including a Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel!
While their exclusive license to make Star Wars games is up next year, that doesn’t mean EA is done making new games in the galaxy far, far away. Today, they’ve announced three new projects (sadly without titles) are currently in the works through Respawn.
The first title is a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which has actually been in development for a while now (as far as I know it could actually launch this year). The second is a brand new first-person shooter game, with the third being a STRATEGY title! I could take or leave the FPS game, but a new strategy game set in the Star Wars universe is something I’ve been wanting for the past decade.
Respawn Entertainment, best known for their work on Apex Legends™, Titanfall™ and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™, is leading the development and production of these new projects. Vince Zampella, Group GM and Founder of Respawn, will oversee this new phase of EA’s relationship with Lucasfilm, building on Respawn’s award-winning history in game development and expertise in telling compelling Star Wars stories.
Game Director Stig Asmussen and his team at the studio are already working on the next game in the action adventure Star Wars Jedi series, and are joined by two new teams working to deliver additional unique Star Wars gameplay experiences across multiple genres. Leading the development of Respawn’s all-new Star Wars first-person shooter game is Peter Hirschmann, Game Director at Respawn, who has a long and accomplished history with the Star Wars franchise. The third title is a Star Wars strategy game developed through a production collaboration with the newly formed studio Bit Reactor, helmed by games industry veteran Greg Foerstch. Respawn will produce the new Star Wars strategy game while Bit Reactor leads on the development of the title.
“We are excited to continue working with the superbly talented developers at Respawn,” said Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games. “They have demonstrated excellence in telling epic Star Wars stories along with best-in-class gameplay across different genres and we are looking forward to bringing more amazing experiences to the galaxy far, far away.”
“Building on the previous successes of our EA relationship, this new collaboration highlights the trust and mutual respect shared between the world-class teams at EA, Respawn and Lucasfilm Games,” said Sean Shoptaw, SVP, Walt Disney Games. “Fostered by the expertise and passion within each team, we will create thrilling original games for diverse audiences across the Star Wars galaxy.”
“Working with Lucasfilm Games on a new FPS in the Star Wars galaxy is a dream come true for me, as this is a story I have always wanted to tell,” said Peter Hirschmann, game director at Respawn. Peter previously worked as VP of development at LucasArts, and was executive producer on the original Star Wars Battlefront games. Hirschmann and the team at Respawn have just begun work on the title.
No more specific details at the moment, but hopefully EA will reveal official titles and footage before too long. Production has already begun on all of these titles (though I’m not sure how far the FPS/Strategy game are along) so it seems like Respawn is keeping very busy!
Which of these games are you most excited to see in the future?