While Titanfall 2 has been in production courtesy of Respawn Entertainment for a while now, it appears as though that isn’t the only project on the developer’s plate. EA announced today, to celebrate May the Fourth (be with you), Respawn is actively working on a 3rd person Star Wars title.
Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Studios, dropped the nugget of information on their website a little earlier today:
“Today, I’m thrilled to be able to announce that EA and the talented team at Respawn Entertainment have expanded our relationship to include the development of an all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. They join our other great studios – Visceral Games, DICE, Capital Games, BioWare, Motive and more.
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.”
With the lackluster response to Star Wars: Battlefront that DICE received last year, a 3rd person adventure courtesy of Respawn could be just what many fans are clamoring for. It’s too early to know how far in development the studio is, or whether we will possibly get a look at the game during E3 next month, but it’s confirmation that more Star Wars is on the way. If anyone actually had any doubts about that… But still, seeing EA’s Executive Vice President write out that 6 separate studios are working on Star Wars projects sure drives home the point that we will have a saturated market here soon. Let’s hope they’re all quality outings.