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EA and Lucasfilm announce 3 new 'Star Wars' games, including potential 'Fallen Order' sequel
Will the story of Cal Kestis continue or will Respawn catch up with a new Force-user?
The Star Wars universe is once again expanding within the realm of video games. Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games are strengthening their professional relationship with three new titles inspired by the galaxy far, far away, the developers announced Tuesday.
Respawn Entertainment — which is owned by EA — will be leading the charge on these projects, the first of which is described as "the next game in the action adventure Star Wars Jedi series." However, it's unclear if it'll be the long-rumored sequel to 2019's Fallen Order (i.e. continue the story of Cameron Monaghan's Cal Kestis) or focus on an entirely different Force-user who survived the Emperor's deadly purge. Stig Asmussen returns as Game Director.
"We are excited to continue working with the superbly talented developers at Respawn," Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games, said in a statement. "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," added 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."
The second mystery title is the franchise's first-ever first-person shooter. Perhaps a Call of Duty-esque adventure seen through the eyes of a Rebel and/or Imperial grunts? No specifics were released at this time beyond the announcement that Peter Hirschmann (former VP of Development at LucasArts and an executive producer on the original Star Wars: Battlefront games) will serve as Game Director. "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," Hirschmann said.
The third and final undertaking is a "strategy game" produced by Respawn and developed by the newly-formed Bit Reactor studio. Greg Foerstch — co-founder of the latter — has been tapped to direct.
"We are huge fans of Star Wars here at Respawn and we’re thrilled to work with Lucasfilm Games on new titles that we have wanted to make for years," concluded Vince Zampella, Group GM and Founder of Respawn. "If you want to make great Star Wars games, you should come join us on our journey."
Active production is currently underway for all three games (which is more than we can say for Quantic Dream's Star Wars: Eclipse), with job opportunities still available.