Somehow a happening in the Star Wars universe slipped under my radar, but it turns out Titanfall developer Respawn is in fact working on a new Star Wars title. That’s official as well, no rumour mongering, because EA and Respawn have announced it. It’s going to be a third-person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.
“I am happy to announce our partnership with Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm to deliver a whole new adventure to the galaxy,” writes Respawn’s Stig Asmussen, project lead on the as-yet-untitled game.
“Developing a game within the ever-expanding Star Wars universe opens up so many paths for us to go down, and an unparalleled playground to design within. We have already planted the seeds by assembling a small, but incredibly talented team, ready for the amazing journey that lies ahead. This is the chance of a lifetime.”
Considering what Respawn has achieved in the online arena with Titanfall, you’d have to hazard a guess it would be looking at a multiplayer angle for its own title. Just what it could be is anyone’s guess, but considering the early stage of development it could be a while until we hear anything further.
Of course it’s not the only Star Wars game in development at EA. Visceral Games, of Dead Space fame, has been working a Star Wars title for a number of years now. The studio is helmed by Uncharted veteran Amy hennig, so it looks as if the two studios could be working on something similar.