It was officially revealed today that EA and Lucasfilm Games will be publishing three new Star Wars video games, which will be developed in partnership with Respawn Entertainment. Respawn is best known for Titanfall, Apex Legends, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
The announcement detailed that Respawn is actively engaged in developing the second Star Wars Jedi title, but it didn’t refer to it as Fallen Order 2 just yet. It’s being referred to as the Star Wars Jedi adventure series, so there is a chance that it may not be called Fallen Order 2.
In addition to continuing that franchise, Respawn is also working on a Star Wars first-person shooter game, which is being led by Peter Hirschmann. Hirschman used to be the VP of development at Lucasarts, so he has a history working on Star Wars games, and should bring some excitement to this Star Wars FPS title.
The final game being produced by Respawn is a collaborative affair with Bit Reactor, which is helmed by Greg Foerstch, an industry veteran. It will be a strategy-based game, so it could be similar to Empire at War or Galactic Battlegrounds from nearly 20 years ago.
Development has begun on all three of these new Star Wars titles, but Respawn is still looking for warm bodies to work on them, so head over to Respawn’s job board to apply is this is something you think will change your life.
UPDATE – Jeff Grub is claiming Battlefield 3 is effectively never going to happen now:
Nick and I will talk more about this Star Wars gaming news on today’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle.
Full Press Release
Upcoming Titles Include the Next Game in the Star Wars Jedi Franchise, a new Star Wars FPS from Peter Hirschmann and a Strategy Game via a Publishing Collaboration Between Respawn and Bit Reactor
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 25, 2022 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and Lucasfilm Games are joining forces to continue delivering all-new, world-class gaming experiences set within the beloved Star Wars galaxy.
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 Warsstrategy 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.
Work has already begun on all three of these projects, and Respawn is looking for talent to join the teams. Additional information on available job openings can be found at Respawn Careers.
“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,” said Zampella. “If you want to make great Star Wars games, you should come join us on our journey.”EA