Clearly not busy enough with Titanfall 2, the developers at Respawn are working with EA on a new Star Wars game, they announced today. EA says it will be a third-person action-adventure game, just like the one that's currently in development at Visceral (Dead Space). Says the company:
Today, I'm thrilled to be able to announce that EA and the talented team at Respawn Entertainment have expanded our relationship to include the development of an all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. They join our other great studios — Visceral Games, DICE, Capital Games, BioWare, Motive and more — who are currently working on Star Wars projects.
This one will be helmed by Stig Asmussen, best known as the director of God of War III, who joined Respawn in 2014 to work on a new IP. Presumably that new IP transformed into a Star Wars game along the way.
Asmussen also put up a blog post about the game:
For me, just typing these words is surreal. I have been playing Star Wars games my whole life, now I get to make a Star Warsgame. On top of that, I get to do it at Respawn, a studio comprised of the most talented collection of game makers, creators, visionaries, and (most importantly) advocates for the player, that I have had the good fortune to work with. And we, like you all, have no shortage of Star Wars passion.
The entire company erupted in cheers when it was announced that this would be our next endeavour.
But it's not all fun and games — we promise to pay respect to the Star Wars legacy at all times, a fact that will be constantly reinforced and honored as a central game design tenet. Fans should expect the exemplary level of quality first established at Respawn with Titanfall, a game that epitomizes our studio's dedication to slick, larger-than-life action and fun, groundbreaking mechanics. Moving forward, we couldn't ask for a better universe in which to continue this journey, and although I would love to share all of the exciting places we are going, we have the following piece of information to divulge with you all today:
We'll be making a third-person action/adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.