In a recent blog post from Electronic Arts, the company announced that three Star Wars games are in development at Respawn Entertainment, including a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel, a new first-person shooter, and a strategy game.
Peter Hirschmann, a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force and former game director for Star Wars: The Old Republic and Star Wars: Battlefront II, directs an all-new first-person shooter game. Stig Asmussen, who leads production on the forthcoming sequel to the blockbuster space MMO game Jedi: Fallen Order, is also
The Respawn-developed Star Wars strategy game will be produced in collaboration with Bit Reactor and directed by Greg Foerstch, a former Firaxis Games developer.
Lucasfilm Games Vice President Douglas Reilly expressed his excitement to collaborate with “excellently trained developers” to “[deliver] more amazing experiences from the Star Wars galaxy far, far away.”
“We are excited to continue working with the superbly talented developers at Respawn. 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.”
“The collaboration with EA, Respawn and Lucasfilm Games emphasizes the trust and mutual respect between us,” said Sean Shoptaw, senior vice president at Disney Interactive. “We’ll create thrilling original games for numerous audiences in the Star Wars universe.”
“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. Fostered by the expertise and passion within each team, we will create thrilling original games for diverse audiences across the Star Wars galaxy.”
Peter Hirschmann, the creator of an untitled Star Wars FPS game, referred to it as a “dream come true” and “a story [he has] always wanted to tell,” according to Wired.
“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.”
Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment, agreed when he spoke about the team’s pleasure at working on “new games that we’ve wanted to make for years,” followed by a request for new talent to join the company:
“We are huge fans of Star Wars here at Respawn, and we’re thrilled to work with Lucasfilm Games on new titles that we have wanted to make for years. If you want to make great Star Wars games, you should come to join us on our journey.”
Respawn Entertainment was formed in 2010 by Vince Zampella, Jason West, and Chris Sigaty after they left Infinity Ward. Respawn previously developed Titanfall, Apex Legends, and Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order.
Star Wars’ Promising Gaming Future
The future of Star Wars in gaming was already full following the release of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Quantic Dream’s Eclipse, Ubisoft’s open-world game, and the Jedi: Fallen Order sequel.Gamers will be munching on Turok’s new all-new first-person shooter and a strategy game for years to come, thanks to the latest addition.
Cal Kestis was introduced in the new Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen Order, as a young Jedi Padawan who survived Order 66 as a child and grew up to take on the Empire and Inquisitors during Imperial reign. Following the success of 2018’s Respawn action-adventure game, fans and critics have been anticipating the sequel. Since its 2019 release, the game has received significant critical acclaim and fan appreciation.
EA initially hit the field with a reboot of the legendary Star Wars shooter franchise, followed by a sequel that generated considerable controversy due to its unethical financial systems.A third part in the trilogy was never made, and as a result, it has established a terrible reputation for the franchise; perhaps Respawn’s newest Star Wars project will be seen as a spiritual successor to Battlefront.
Respawn has already shown its capacity to create high-quality FPS games with the Titanfall franchise, and Jedi: Fallen Order demonstrates a firm grasp of the Star Wars universe. Peter Hirschmann’s appointment as the game director is particularly intriguing given his previous work on numerous Star Wars classics, including The Force Unleashed, Battlefront (2004), and even LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga.
Fallout: New Vegas was the first game to use this exciting technology, and it’s still one of most popular Among its many distinctive qualities is an innovative script generator that creates a branching narrative out of every text-based interaction. Firaxis Games’ veteran developers are the ideal candidates to develop a Star Wars game in the strategy genre, since they previously created legendary strategy games such as XCOM and Civilization.
The addition of Respawn Entertainment to three Star Wars titles might portend serious trouble for the franchise, since it almost certainly ends any chance of a third game being made.However, Respawn is expected to continue releasing new Apex Legends content throughout the year, which will become the game’s 12th season in January.
Fans should brace for a lengthy wait before learning any further information on either Respawn’s first-person shooter or Bit Reactor’s strategy game, but Jedi: Fallen Order will supposedly be revealed in the near future as rumors hint at a late 2022 release.