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Respawn working on a Star Wars game

The new project will be a third-person action adventure.


It's Star Wars Day, may the 4th be with you and all that. So it seems only fitting that Respawn Entertainment has announced it has joined forces with Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm for a new game in a galaxy far, far away.

"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," Respawn's Stig Asmussen said in his company blog. "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."

Not too much was revealed other than the game would be a third-person action adventure, and Asmussen acknowledged that he wished he could reveal more. "Now, I understand on the surface this might sound a bit dry, but 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 chimed in with their own blog post from Executive VP Patrick Soderlund:  "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."

Respawn is already working on Titanfall 2, and it sounds like they are building another team to work on this game, given the hiring they are doing. We don't know a release timeframe or even platforms, but given that Titanfall 2 is now going multiplatform, it would stand to reason that the new game would be as well.

Of course, this makes six EA Star Wars games, coming from developer Visceral Games, DICE, Capital Games, BioWare, Motive and now Respawn. Since this reveal is coming out now, it is possible EA will tease us with something at E3 similar to what it did when it revealed Battlefront at E3 2013. Hopefully, it will be more substantial. 

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