Respawn Entertainment, creative minds behind 2014’s blistering shooter Titanfall, is developing a new third-person Star Wars title in tandem with EA and Lucasfilm.
At the helm is former God of War Game Director Stig Asmussen, who took to the studio’s official blog to make the announcement, confirming it to be a “third-person action/adventure game.”
It’s the third Star Wars title to come out of EA’s partnership with Lucasfilm, following DICE’s Battlefront reboot and the licensed game currently in the works over at Dead Space developer Visceral Games, headed up by Uncharted alum Amy Hennig.
Here’s an extract from Asmussen’s impassioned blog post:
“I have been playing Star Wars games my whole life, now I get to make a Star Wars game,” Asmussen wrote on Respawn’s website. “On top of that, I get to do it at Respawn, a studio comprised of the most talented collection of game makers, creators, visionaries, and (most importantly) advocates for the player, that I have had the good fortune to work with. And we, like you all, have no shortage of Star Wars passion.
“[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. Moving forward, we couldn’t ask for a better universe in which to continue this journey, and although I would love to share all of the exciting places we are going…”
No details were shared beyond the screenshot above; however, we do know Respawn boasts a lot of shooter heritage thanks to Co-Founders Jason West and Vince Zampella, who started the company after working across the Call of Duty franchise at Infinity Ward.
The Force is strong in Respawn. Currently working on Titanfall 2 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, expect new details to emerge regarding the studio’s Star Wars title in and around E3.