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Titanfall developers Respawn are now also working on a Star Wars game

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Respawn working on a new Star Wars game

EA might have obtained the license to create Star Wars games for the next decade a few years ago, but it’s only now that things are really getting busy for a number of studios under their roof. DICE developed last year’s shooter Battlefront, but aside from that all of EA’s offering for games from a galaxy far, far away have been mobile ones. It’s biggest studios are working on changing that, and Respawn Entertainment is now joining the fray.

Seemingly developing Titanfall 2 isn’t enough work for Respawn, with the developer using International Star Wars day to reveal their latest project – a third-person action/adventure title set within the Star Wars universe. Former God of War 3 director Stig Asmussen is steering the ship at Respawn for this particular project, and promised fans of Star Wars that this is a game for them. One that is going to both tread lightly with the source material while using it to its full potential to create a captivating game.

Looking back to 1977, I witnessed Star Wars unleash its magic on the big screen, forever changing me (little did I know how much at the time).  The crazy thing is this magic doesn’t have a shelf life.  Decades later I observed the same wonder in my kids’ eyes as they watched A New Hope.  What a rarity, for a book, a film, or even a game to have that kind of impact, spanning several generations, even promising to continue into future ones.  The opportunity to be a part of that is not something to take for granted.  This is an opportunity that I, the team, and Respawn could not and would not pass up.

This is the chance of a lifetime.

Respawn’s Star Wars title shouldn’t be confused with the one currently under development at Visceral Games (Dead Space), under the watchful eye of former Uncharted writer and director Amy Hennig. That game is also a third-person adventure, while EA Motive (lead by Jade Raymond) helps out with development duties. Then there’s BioWare, who have also been working on their own Star wars game, which we’ll probably hear about after Mass Effect: Andromeda ships (while we all hold out breathes for a Knights of the Old Republic sequel).

So yes, EA is starting to really capitalise on the licensing deal they have, and we’re hopefully going to start seeing a lot more of these projects in the near future. Because quite frankly, we need another good Star Wars game.

Last Updated: May 5, 2016

21 Comments

  1. Kromas untamed

    May 5, 2016 at 07:34

    We really do need another good Star Wars game. However can’t we get a shooter in the vein of Dark forces again please?

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 5, 2016 at 07:40

      I reject this, and submit Republic Commando 2 as my proposal

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      • Kromas untamed

        May 5, 2016 at 07:43

        I reject this. We need Kyle Katarn rebooted for the current canon.

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 5, 2016 at 07:47

          I propose a game where Kyle Katarn finds the long lost RC 1207, and sets up the premise for a Delta Squad regrouping

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          • Kromas untamed

            May 5, 2016 at 07:47

            They should all be way too old or dead for that to happen.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 5, 2016 at 07:54

            Seeing as all the canon is moertoe, that could actually happen

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 5, 2016 at 07:52

  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 5, 2016 at 07:37

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      May 5, 2016 at 07:40

      My money is that section will be on the rails and only 30 minutes long…..and people will love it and hail it as “innovative”

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      • Kromas untamed

        May 5, 2016 at 07:46

        Don’t forget space zombie mode!

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          May 5, 2016 at 07:47

          Of course, lol

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          May 5, 2016 at 07:52

          XD

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 5, 2016 at 07:51

        Don’t be silly, it’ll be an asymmetric MP-only arena shooter with MOBA stylings and VR support!

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  3. Admiral Chief in New York

    May 5, 2016 at 07:54

    1313……….

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      May 5, 2016 at 08:00

      Rhino Prime’s Iron Skin has received the PBR treatment! This also allows Iron Skin to reflect your chosen energy color. (Default is still gold!)

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA MORE PINK FOR ME!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 5, 2016 at 08:21

        PBR?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 5, 2016 at 08:39

          physically-based rendering – it makes graphics prettier 😀

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  4. For the Emperor!

    May 5, 2016 at 09:06

    They should make a new Star Wars Rebellion. Not like the disappointment that was Empire at War. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b3/Star_wars_rebellion_box.png

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    • For the Emperor!

      May 5, 2016 at 09:07

      Also, KotOR! And something like Jedi Academy or the Kyle Katarn Games! So many options available – do not mess it up!

      Reply

  5. Nikola

    May 5, 2016 at 10:28

    As long as it’s not another stupid multiplayer only shooter like Titanfall…or even worse Battlefront…

    Reply

  6. Jonah Cash

    May 5, 2016 at 13:47

    Best news for the week by far! If they can get the movement of Titanfall and add light sabers then this will be a winner!

    Reply

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