With all the Star Wars celebrations today (May the Fourth be with you!), EA joined in the festivities by announcing yet another Star Wars project. However, the publishing giant isn’t using one of its in-house development teams. Instead, it’s bringing in an outsider, specifically Respawn Entertainment, to make a third-person, action/adventure title set in the Star Wars universe.
For some fans, Respawn Entertainment is a familiar face. The studio made a name for itself with Titanfall, a multiplayer-based first-person shooter. For this new project, Respawn will have Stig Asmussen, known for his work in the God of War series, as the lead developer. According to his blog, Asmussen already started laying the foundation for a small team for the new project.
With this new announcement, Respawn Entertainment is going to have its hands full with two games in development. Last month, the development team teased Titanfall 2, with more information coming next month at E3. Even with a new Star Wars game, it seems that the studio made some significant progress with Titanfall 2, so it’s more than likely that it will come out before the new project.
Respawn’s entry into the Star Wars universe puts it in a short list of other studios under EA’s banner that are also working on various Star Wars projects, including DICE, BioWare, Visceral Games and the new Motive Studios. It’s still unclear as to what’s in store for Respawn’s latest project, but based on Asmussen’s (and Respawn’s) previous work, fans could expect an intense experience worthy of the Star Wars name.