It’s May the 4th, and Electronic Arts inevitably come up with a big announcement. The publisher finally disclosed the game that the second Respawn Entertainment development team led by God of War 3 Creative Director Stig Asmussen (who left Sony Santa Monica a while ago after the cancellation of a title in development) is working on, and it’s a Star Wars game.
The new game will be a third person action-adventure game, and Executive Vice President Patrick Söderlund talked about it in the press release:
“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.
There’s never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan. The passion we’re seeing for Star Wars from gamers – whether they’ve been along for the ride since Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope™, or were introduced to the magic of Star Wars with Star Wars: The Force Awakens – is fueling our development teams and our partners to create unique interactive extensions of this deep, meaningful universe. As a game maker, nothing is more exciting.
Thank you and May the Fourth be with you”
It’ll definitely be interesting to see what Asmussen and his team will manage to come up with. One thing is for sure: Electronic Arts is going all-in with the Star Wars license.