Electronic Arts has announced that Titanfall and Apex Legends Developer Respawn Entertainment is developing three new Star Wars games.
According to a press release from EA, Vince Zampella – who recently took over the management of the Battlefield franchise – “will oversee this new phase of EA’s relationship with Lucasfilm, building on Respawn’s award-winning history in the game development and his expertise in the captivating storytelling of Star Wars Stories.
As for what the games will be, one of them will be the next game in the Star Wars Jedi series, which Respawn launched in 2019 with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The director of this game, Stig Asmussen, will once again lead the development of the new Jedi Chapter.
The second title is a first-person shooter directed by Peter Hirschmann. For those unaware, Hirschmann has an incredibly long history with Star Wars games, having worked as a producer on both original Star Wars: Battlefront titles as well as Force Unleashed. Hirschmann’s career recently came full circle: after starting as a producer on the original Medal of Honor games, he returned to the franchise with the Oscar-winning game of 2020. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.
“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,” Hirschmann said.
Last but not least is a new strategy game “developed through a production collaboration between Respawn and Bit Reactor” and directed by Greg Foertsch. The founding of Bit Reactor, led by former XCOM developers from Firaxis, was announced less than a week ago, just in time for EA’s reveal. Foertsch was previously the art developer for Firaxis before co-founding Bit Reactor.
There is no release window for any of these titles. Although we can safely assume that the next Star Wars Jedi game is a sequel to Fallen order, we don’t know what the other two are. Hirschmann once expressed his love of the late 90s dark forces games, but we’re also waiting to see if EA plans to release Star Wars Battlefront 3.