Respawn handling three new Star Wars games

Respawn handling three new Star Wars games

EA's Respawn studio is working on three new projects based on the Star Wars IP.

In a release to investors, Electronic Arts wrote that Respawn developing two of these projects; one is a continuation of the Jedi: Fallen Order series and will be led by Stig Asmussen, while the studio is also working on a new first-person shooter helmed by Peter Hirschmann.

Finally, there's a Star Wars strategy title in the works from developer Bit Reactor, which Respawn is going to be producing.

The relationship between EA and Lucasfilm is going to be overseen by Respawn founder Vince Zampella.

"We are excited to continue working with the superbly talented developers at Respawn,” Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly said.

“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.”

Hirschmann added: “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."

This news comes in the wake of the end of EA's console and PC game exclusivity with EA. Ubisoft is working on a brand new Star Wars game, developed by the firm's Massive studio, while Quantic Dream is also creating Star Wars Eclipse.

EA has since said that it is committed to more Star Wars games. Following its release back in November 2019, the publisher said that Jedi: Fallen Order was its biggest-selling Star Wars game on PC to date

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