Respawn is making a Star Wars game

Ben Parfitt
Respawn is making a Star Wars game

Another Star Wars outing is to emerge from the loins of the EA-Disney video games agreement, this time from Titanfall developer Respawn.

The studio is working with both its publishing partner and LucasFilm. The title is described as a third person action-adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.

The entire company erupted in cheers when it was announced that this would be our next endeavour,” designer Stig Asmussen wrote. But it's not all fun and games — 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.

Developing a game within the ever-expanding Star Wars universe opens up so many paths for us to go down, and an unparalleled playground to design within. We have already planted the seeds by assembling a small, but incredibly talented team, ready for the amazing journey that lies ahead. With this in mind we are looking to expand the dream.”

EA's executive VP Patrick Sderlund added: At EA right now, we have multiple studios building a variety of great Star Wars games spanning different genres. I'm thrilled to be able to announce that EA and the talented team at Respawn Entertainment have expanded our relationship to include the development of an all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.

They join our other great studios – Visceral Games, DICE, Capital Games, BioWare, Motive and more – who are currently working on Star Wars projects.

Over the past few years, I've had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Vince Zampella and his group. Their obsession with making games that feel amazing has helped make Titanfall one of the most successful new game launches of this generation. And now, with a new team led by Stig Asmussen, we get to see what they can do when you combine that great attention to gameplay with the power of Star Wars.”

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