Respawn Entertainment is mostly known for games like Titanfall and Apex Legends, but they really impressed franchise fans with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Now, this gaming giant is going to be bringing us three new Star Wars games.
This information comes courtesy of an announcement on the official Star Wars site. The announcement confirms that Respawn will be bringing us three very different Star Wars titles.
The first game is perhaps the most obvious: a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order directed by Stig Asmussen. The game was received very well by gamers and critics alike, and following up on that success was something of a no-brainer.
The second game is simply described as a first-person shooter set in the Star Wars universe. The game will be directed by Peter Hirschmann, and we don’t yet know if this game will be more like the modern Battlefront games (which emphasized multiplayer over narrative) or the older games like Jedi Outcast (which emphasized narrative over multiplayer).
The final game is perhaps the most ambiguous of all. Aside from the fact that it will be directed by Greg Foertsch, all we know is that this will be a Star Wars strategy game. There have been different franchise strategy games before, including Star Wars: Rebellion, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Star Wars: Empire At War, and many more. Only time will tell if the new title resembles any of these or does something entirely new.
At any rate, everyone involved seems very confident. The VP of Lucasfilm Games, Douglas Reilly, expressed excitement at continuing “working with the superbly talented teams at Respawn,” and believes they will continue “telling epic Star Wars stories along with best-in-class gameplay across different genres.”
SVP of Walt Disney Games, Sean Shoptaw, echoed that confidence. “This new collaboration highlights the trust and mutual respect shared between the world-class teams at EA, Respawn, and Lucasfilm Games,” he said. “Fostered by the expertise and passion within each team, we will create thrilling original games for diverse audiences across the Star Wars galaxy.”
Perhaps most excitingly, Respawn founder Vince Zampella, the man overseeing all of this, clarified that each title will be a labor of love. “We are huge fans of Star Wars and we are thrilled to work with Lucasfilm Games on new titles that we have wanted to make for years.”
What do you think we can expect from these titles? Let us know in the comments!