Respawn working on a Star Wars game

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

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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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    May 4, 2016 10:20 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Respawn working on a Star Wars game

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      May 4, 2016 10:21 AM

      I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it!

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      May 4, 2016 10:25 AM

      :D !

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      May 4, 2016 10:31 AM

      Significantly larger than Titanfall PLEASE.

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      May 4, 2016 10:32 AM

      Licensed game huh...living the dream, form own studio. Release new ip, follow it up by SW game? Don't get me wrong, the game could be great. It just isn't the best sign for a studio to go this way when it appears they want ownership.

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        May 4, 2016 10:35 AM

        They are working on Titanfall 2 as the follow up so.

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        May 4, 2016 10:36 AM

        It's a Star Wars game. Not many studios would pass that up.

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          May 4, 2016 10:40 AM

          Also its like when you see a smaller director do a BIG studio movie. If it does well, they basically have free reign to go make something smaller and cooler (basically what Nolan did).

          Not that Titanfall didn't do well, but if this does, it will open up a bunch more stuff for them probably, or at least give them money to be a bit bigger with their next ip.

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          May 4, 2016 1:22 PM

          Easy money if done right.

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      May 4, 2016 10:38 AM

      cmon new jedi knight game

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        May 4, 2016 10:50 AM

        Absolutely. Would rather see something in the vein of JK: Jedi Academy than trying to compete in the Battlefront space.

        Alternatively, a new Star Wars Republic Commando type game. Do iiiiiiiiit.

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        May 4, 2016 11:04 AM

        Omg, on my face PLEASE! But for real I need some light saber combat back in my life.

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      May 4, 2016 11:05 AM

      "'action adventure," eh? That's pretty broad. You could call the new KQ an action adventure title of sorts. But, here's hoping.

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      May 4, 2016 11:44 AM

      I want a new Dark Forces in the Battlefront engine please.

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        May 4, 2016 12:17 PM

        you misspelled republic commando

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        May 4, 2016 4:27 PM

        Good, faster we get to quarterly SW game launches, faster we get a Tie Fighter 2.

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          May 4, 2016 4:51 PM

          Can you imagine TIE Fighter in fucking VR?!?!

          JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.

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      May 4, 2016 12:21 PM

      Hell yes!

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      May 4, 2016 4:36 PM

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