EA and “Titanfall” developer Respawn Entertainment have officially announced plans for a new “Star Wars” video game described as an “all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.” Further details weren’t forthcoming.
In a statement, game director Stig Asmussen says: “I understand on the surface this might sound a bit dry. But 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. With this in mind we are looking to expand the dream.”
EA Studios executive vp Patrick Soderlund says: “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.”
The most recent major game title using the “Star Wars” brand was the multiplayer-only “Star Wars: Battlefront” which came under fire for its lack of a campaign. It sounds like this will attempt to address that issue, whether it will match Battlefront’s acclaimed graphics hasn’t been revealed.