Respawn Entertainment, the video game development studio that produced Titanfall, has announced a partnership between Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm to create a new Star Wars video game. The new game’s development team is being led by Stig Asmussen, who previously handled the God of War franchise before joining Respawn in 2014.
Asmussen, who announced the new game in his blog post, describes the game as a third-person action/adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. There were no details given, like when in the Star Wars timeline it will take place, but Asmussen notes that a “small but incredibly talented team” has already been assembled to begin work on the game.
“For me, just typing these words is surreal,” wrote Asmussen in Respawn’s announcement. “I have been playing ‘Star Wars’ games my whole life, now I get to make a ‘Star Wars’ game. 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.”
Production on the game has just begun, meaning it’s likely a few years away from release. Hopefully we will get more details in the coming months.