News scrolls upward, slowly revealing more Star Wars titles in development.
Upcoming titles include the next game in the Star Wars Jedi franchise, a new Star Wars FPS from Peter Hirschman and a strategy game via an editorial collaboration between Respawn and Bit Reactor
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and Lucasfilm Games join forces to continue to deliver all-new, world-class gaming experiences in the beloved Star Wars galaxy.
Spawn Entertainment, best known for its work on Apex Legends, Titanfall and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is leading the development and production of these new projects. Vince Zampella, Group Chief Executive 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 stories from Star Wars.
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 gaming experiences across multiple genres. Leading the development of Respawn’s all-new Star Wars first-person shooter is Peter Hirschman, Game Director at Respawn, who has a long and storied history with the Star Wars franchise. The third title is a Star Wars strategy game developed through a production collaboration with new studio Bit Reactor, led by gaming industry veteran Greg Foerstch. Respawn will produce the new Star Wars strategy game while Bit Reactor will lead development of the title.
“We are excited to continue working with the extremely talented developers at Respawn,” said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. “They have demonstrated excellence in telling epic Star Wars stories with top-notch gameplay across multiple genres and we look forward to bringing even more incredible experiences to the galaxy far, far away.”
“Building on the previous successes of our relationship with EA, this new collaboration highlights the trust and mutual respect shared between the world-class teams at EA, Respawn and Lucasfilm Games,” said Sean Shoptaw, please, Walt Disney Games. “Encouraged by the expertise and passion of each team, we will create exciting original games for diverse audiences across the Star Wars galaxy.”
“Working with Lucasfilm Games on a new FPS set in the Star Wars galaxy is a dream come true for me, because it’s a story I’ve always wanted to tell,” said Peter Hirschman, game director at Respawn. Peter previously worked as VP of Development at LucasArts and was executive producer of the original Star Wars Battlefront games. Hirschmann and the Respawn team have just started working on the title.
Work has already begun on these three projects and Respawn is looking for talent to join the teams. Additional information on available job openings can be found on Respawn Careers.
“We’re big Star Wars fans here at Respawn, and we’re excited to be working with Lucasfilm Games on new titles that we’ve wanted to make for years,” Zampella said. “If you want to make great Star Wars games, you should join us on our journey.”
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