Lucasfilm Games and Electronic Arts (EA) have officially shared that under the EA banner there are three new Star Wars games under development.
One of these games, and now officially confirmed, is Respawn Entertainment’s next Star Wars Jedi installment. Still headed by Respawn’s quite vigilant game director, Stig Asmussen, the sequel of Fallen Order is already being developed, and according to some leaks, the sequel will be revealed later this year.
Respawn is also stated to oversee and lead the production of the other two new Star Wars games. One is a first-person shooter experience led by Respawn’s Peter Hirschmann, whose work is highly known for 1999’s Medal of Honor and 2020’s VR Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. Peter was also the former VP of Development over at LucasArts and was the executive producer of the first Star Wars Battlefront game in 2014.
The second Star Wars game is going to be a real-time strategy experience being developed by Bit Reactor, a new studio formed by former Firaxis developers whose known for their contributions to XCOM and is helmed by games industry veteran Greg Foerstch.
“We are excited to continue working with the superbly talented developers at Respawn,” said Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games. “They have demonstrated excellence in telling epic Star Wars stories along with best-in-class gameplay across different genres and we are looking forward to bringing more amazing experiences to the galaxy far, far away.”
“Building on the previous successes of our EA relationship, this new collaboration highlights the trust and mutual respect shared between the world-class teams at EA, Respawn, and Lucasfilm Games,” said Sean Shoptaw, SVP, Walt Disney Games. “Fostered by the expertise and passion within each team, we will create thrilling original games for diverse audiences across the Star Wars galaxy.”
“Working with Lucasfilm Games on a new FPS in the Star Wars galaxy is a dream come true for me, as this is a story I have always wanted to tell,” said Peter Hirschmann.
With Respawn overseeing and leading these two new projects, this definitely put every Star Wars fan’s mind at ease. They have excelled and went beyond our expectations with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the House of Mouse is happy with the results.
I’m personally excited for the FPS and RTS Star Wars games, but the skepticism can’t be avoided with Electronic Arts still publishing these titles. They may add microtransactions and lootboxes that may ruin the entire experience like what happened to Star Wars Battlefront II. But I’m optimistic about the result, and that these two new Star Wars games will focus more on a single-player campaign with multiplayer as an optional experience.