EA may have lost exclusive dibs on the Star Wars license, but it’s not backing away from the juggernaut film franchise at all. As part of a press release today, it’s confirmed that Respawn Entertainment is working on three different licensed titles inspired by the Lucasfilm franchise. This will include a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is already in production under ex-God of War 3 director Stig Asmussen.
The two other titles include a first-person shooter fronted by Peter Hirschmann, and a strategy game made in collaboration with new team Bit Reactor. In the case of the latter title, Respawn Entertainment will produce it, while the development heavy lifting will be handled by Bit Reactor. All three projects will be designed under the watchful eye of Call of Duty veteran Vince Zampella, who founded Respawn Entertainment.
“We are huge fans of Star Wars here at Respawn Entertainment and we’re thrilled to work with Lucasfilm Games on new titles that we have wanted to make for years,” said Zampella. “If you want to make great Star Wars games, you should come join us on our journey.”
This trio will be complemented by a bunch of other Star Wars projects, including the PS5 console exclusive Knights of the Old Republic remake, Quantic Dream’s Star Wars Eclipse, and The Division developer Massive Entertainment’s adaptation for Ubisoft. Good news for fans of galaxies far, far away, then.
Does the world really need six Star Wars games? 🤔
They all sound pretty different from each other as well so not sure what the problem is.
@Col_McCafferty That's fair, they do all seem to be taking a different approach.
@get2sammyb You mean six more games. And yes, it does
Dang, if only I was a fan of Star Wars this would get me so hyped.
Kinda crazy how many are being made at this point.
Why is it so hard for the gaming industry to just make a Star Wars game similar to Mass Effect? That universe is made for a game like that.
I suppose this means Titanfall 3 is not happening at all. Disappointing to know as someone who could care less for Star Wars but was looking forward to a follow up to Titanfall 2.
I don't mind - at least it brings 'healthy' competition between studio's making Star Wars games and brings more variety to the licence.
I'm sure Quantic Dreams Star Wars game will be 'unique' and different to the games from Respawn and with so many different Era's, characters and lore to build your game around, the Star Wars IP has much more potential than just a FPS MP or SP third person action adventure.
Seeing Apex Legends devs rather than Titanfall hurts.
As well as these three game, I hope EA let DICE make the Battlefront 3 they pitched, microtransaction free and for the fans
Ubisoft, Quantic Dream and EA making Star Wars games. All that’s missing at this rate is Kevin Spacey to star in the next movie.
I love Star Wars, but not a fan of that Dev...
Star Wars games are still be made? After the gawd awful episodes 7-9 I thought that IP was dead and buried. And that Boba Fett series on Disney I gave up on after the first episode. Can these developers please move on to brand new IP rather then beating a dead horse please?!?
@truerbluer Glad I'm not a titanfall fan (never played any of the 2), first you see your fav franchise die in the most stupid way ("fans" ddos the server) and then it being revived but only for pc.
That would suck big time.
(yes I'm that guy) didn't watch any star wars movie so for me this is a waste of talent. Of course fans of the franchise will be thrilled but for me this means no new games from this dev for a generation to come.
I'm neither into Star Wars nor Marvel or DC games / comics, movies. Oh well, lol. Thank God there's enough stuff to play anyway.
@nessisonett Quantic Dream and EA will deliver good games, I can bet my flappy belly on it!
Ubitrash on the other hand... I think nobody wants a Star Wars Division.
@meistergeister There are more Star Wars games in development now than there's ever been.
@Ken_Kaniff They did, it was called Knights of the Old Republic
I'm getting really tired of talented devs being used to exclusively making established license games over new IPs.
Looking forward to Fallen Order 2. The first was brilliant where it mattered. A few stumbles that should be easily corrected in a sequel.
Also Quantic Dream's Star Wars trailer while CGI was a great mood piece.
@Col_McCafferty yeah they are different. You are right.
One of them is a follow up to Jedi Fallen Order, another one is a FPS and the last one is a strategy game
The comment section never fails to disappoint!
So many miserable people, don't like anything that's even slightly popular lol.
New IPs are a risk. New IPs often fail. Same throughout the entertainment industry, not just games.
Easy to say "make a new IP" but far harder for some to actually pay for it!
@Gunnerzaurus i'd rather have talented devs making star wars games over some talentless devs making a star wars game..
@Gunnerzaurus I get that. Me too to an extent. But with the massive budgets of AAA games nowadays I think this is seen as a safer bet.
But agree I would love to see more IP and less Marvel, Star Wars etc. even if i'm hyped a bout a few of these.
Of course if MS do buy EA then I don't care about any of these games.
@Northern_munkey Every opportunity taken is infinite opportunities lost.
I don't care for Star Wars, or Marvel, or DC since we've gotten a plethora of those games down the years.
I would rather get something new.
@Col_McCafferty Tell that to Sucker Punch with Ghost of Tsushima!
Or Naughty Dog with The Last of Us.
Star Wars is one of those IPs that are deep enough in lore and scope that it would not necessarily feel like being overwhelmed. In my opinion, it would be pretty much making a whole bunch of different types of games based on the earth. That being said, this would depend on the creativity and efforts of the different development teams.
@get2sammyb It didn't even need six Star Wars movies...!
@Icey664 You're not a fan of a dev consisting of people who made the original CoDMW and gave CoD that name it has today.
@get2sammyb I don't know if it needs six star wars games, but it does need at least one follow up to Fallen Order
Is Battlefield 2042 abandoned?
That should of said 'We hope you like Star Wars and Gamepass' Seeing how things are going Microsoft will have EA soon to :-/
What I have been hoping for since the PS1 days was a Star Wars game that was like the original films Maybe play 'A New Hope' as a game??? WHY has that never happened for??? Oh well
Star Wars seems to be the new Marvel (or maybe its the other way around). It would've been more exciting if Respawn were doing Titanfall 3.
@Divergent95 "I can bet my flappy belly on it!" So, you aren't betting anything?
Well, a Respawn FPS in the Star Wars universe has piqued my interest. That genre seems to be their bread and butter.
Also, I liked Fallen Order but didn't love it, so hopefully they can iterate on that and make something special.
I read that as a sequel to The Last Jedi for some reason, which would be pretty cool tbh. I’m one of the few people who liked that movie and it would be interesting to see them expand on those events rather than what happened in episode 9.
@Carl-G Super Star Wars is about as close as you’ll get.
@Col_McCafferty Haha, that's the spirit!
I’m probably only interested in kotorr and the quantic dream game.
@lolwhatno Oh, somebody oh ☠️☠️☠️
I walked right into that one lol
Nope, I couldn't care less for those games. Would much rather see a SW game from a dev like Obsidian, Remedy or Insomniac.
Can't wait in a couple of years where all I can play is Star Wars and Marvel games 😶 But I agree making new ips with new characters and stories takes allot of effort, it's much easier asking Disney to whore out one of their intellectual properties.
I just want Respawn to make Titanfall 3... I'm sick to death of Star Wars as it is.
@themightyant Yea that came out 100 years ago, lol. Nothing has been made like that since.
@get2sammyb So when are these due to drop? 2023 or later?
Hope they can all come out before MS buys EA.
@Ken_Kaniff I know it's crazy it's the perfect universe for that sort of thing. I guess you could argue The Old Republic is still going but MMORPGs aren't to everyone's taste.
Hopefully once these are released they will get on with making Titanfall III
Disney is sure milking the crap out of Marvel and Star Wars. Let’s all cheer for market consolidation!
This is what the gaming Industry will look like in a few years with popular IPs. Ten different games being developed for each popular franchise at the same time.
Talk about innovation and creativity at its best. /s
@Juanalf a slight exaggeration don't you think?
As usual with some it's always black or white, no middle ground whatsoever.
It's ironic to me that many gamers complained that EA had the sole rights to making Star Wars games and expressed a desire for different developers to be given a chance, now that they have people are moaning that are TOO many different Star Wars games in development and they want less to be made if not none at all!
I mean, come on!
I watched my partner play Fallen Order very recently and I havent seen a game that glitchy in a while, and this long after it came out. It seems like it has a good foundation to build upon though for a sequel and I enjoyed watching it enough even though I don't love Star Wars
@Col_McCafferty nail hit right on the head there mate. Like you say, some comments leave you aghast 😉. To be fair, I think the EA Star Wars games - Battlefront 2, Squadrons and Fallen Order - have been stellar
@themightyant Agreed, and Mass Effect is more of a "Solo" experience. I guess I'm asking more of a sp open universe RPG. 🤷♂️
@Divergent95 Wait, wait wait wait....What?!
I didn't want to make an insult, I just said that your flappy belly didn't exist (in other words you don't have one), that's why I said you were betting on nothing!
Actually nvm, I totally made what you understood from my joke on purpose lol!
@Ken_Kaniff You could just play The Old Republic but not engage with other players .... if the servers are still going.
I love Star Wars as much as the next guy so this is great news. Shame about no Battlefront III, would rather DICE just pull the plug on 2042 altogether.
I just started Fallen Order in my latest attempt to ‘get into’ Star Wars and I have to say, it’s pretty excellent so far. At this rate I’ll be counted among those looking forward to a sequel.
An open-universe star wars game would be epic. Think star citizen, or elite dangerous with star wars, everywhere. Or if no man's sky had a star wars add-on, etc. Something of that magnitude.
Or if you're gonna go linear, a darth bane game, and how the whole rule of two, came to be, etc.
@get2sammyb I am a MASSIVE Star Wars fan and, despite loving the Mandalorian, I am feeling a bit fatigued with the new Boba series...but hey, if the games are different enough I guess it's fine!
Looks like history is repeating itself with another cancelled Battlefront 3.
Definitely looking forward to these - the material and world is just so rich with potential and possibility. The Lego game is looking like a possible GOTY candidate.
@Ken_Kaniff You mean like KOTR... or Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Though I would love titanfall 3, the thought of those guys making a star wars single player FPS does give me hope it could be a great game.
@Ken_Kaniff Its coming this year, it's called Starfield (sorry)
@lolwhatno Omg lol! It was a misunderstanding and please don't worry, I wasn't offended at all. I laughed like a madman actually!
But I appreciate the kindness ☠️😊
@JB_Whiting The Old Republic definitely still going, it's got a big expansion coming next month I think
I got the platinum trophy for Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order on PS4 and it is one of the best games I played on the platform. If it had somekind of a multiplayer mode like Ghost of Tsushima I believe I would still be playing it to this day. Looking forward for the reveal of the sequel.
I'm still waiting for a Malazan game but hopefully these will be good. I enjoyed Jedi Fallen Order and I'll definitely be picking up Kotor when it releases, loved it on Xbox but so long ago it'll be like playing a totally new game.
@themightyant Is it though? Probably get delayed or release with a gazillion bugs like all other Bethesda games.
@Gunnerzaurus so you are reading an article about a game franchise you have no interest in...but decided to comment anyway? Very strange..
@MightyDemon82 that would be in line with most of their releases. Lol. Though rumour has it the reason they were so confident of the launch date 11/11/22 around 18 months in advance is because the game will be ready well before then but they have been given the extra time to polish those bugs before release in a bid to fix their tarnished reputation. Time will tell
I like KOTOR and KOTOR 2, and neither of those are on that list, I'll pass on the linearity and quick cash grabs to milk the license to death
Star Wars is awesome, but 3 teams from the same studio is a bit much...
I'd rather see some new original IP from them
@Northern_munkey I know this might a "shocking" concept to you, but it just maybe might be that I have an interest in the development team making the franchise and how their talents are being wasted (in my opinion of course) on a franchise that I'm not interested in.
Shocking news, I know it is law that you may only comment on things you're directly 100% interested in and may never give any dissenting opinion on anything ever.
Very strange indeed.
@themightyant we can only hope. If they do and the game is a success I'll have to get myself an Xbox!
@Gunnerzaurus "Shocking news, I know it is law that you may only comment on things you're directly 100% interested in and may never give any dissenting opinion on anything ever." Didnt know that bit but cheers for the heads up..
@themightyant Yea, I still haven't bought a next gen system yet, and that game alone makes me want to get the Xbox. Haha
Jedi Fallen Order 2- I hope it has less back tracking and a fast travel system within the planets. That’s the reason I haven’t gone back and played the PS5 version of the original. I’d like some team fights and more unique abilities as well. There’s a ton of great potential for this franchise. I hope it improves on the 1st game.
While i am usually worried about franchise oversaturation Star Wars is one of those franchises with practically limitless story telling potential as long as they break away from all the jedi and skywalker crap and tell stories with neither element.
After Last Jedi and 'THE MESSAGE' that di$ney wars are trying so hard to send i couldn't care less about galaxy far away. I would like new Titanfall,pretty please.
@Ken_Kaniff They're both awesome you win either way
Crazy hyped for Jedi: Fallen Order's sequel, but will be passing on the FPS and Strategy games.
They just aren't my cup of tea sadly...
@Ken_Kaniff A certain Knights of the Old Republic already did that. And even before Mass effect was a thing to boot.
@PegasusActual93 That’s kinda my hope too. Something set before or after the films as they stand would suffice.
I’m game for these given Respawns track record though (depending on how they pan out) I do think it’s important they give time to unrelated projects eventually (Titanfall or otherwise).
@AFCC Book of Boba Fetts been a bit of a damp squib if I’m honest. To the point it’s had to tease an appearance from Mando himself In an effort to drag itself out of the Sarlacc pit of tedium. Granted it has three episodes left to turn things around but still.
Considering how much of a bomb Titanfall 2 was financially I doubt EA would ever finance a third one at this point. Even if 2 was well liked.
3?! Seriously, what's wrong with this industry?! As if we needed such a great team to be stifled by a license.
Let them create their own stuff instead of this licensed crap, for goodness's sake.
I really hate how prevalent licensed games are becoming, as if we needed any more homogeneity in our entertainment.
Edit: oh and the absolute worst thing is people defending it. Not those who are happy, if you're a SW fan this is awesome news and I'm glad for you; but those rushing to justify this crap by going "well, you know, development costs this and pre-existing IP that".
I get that and it's true, but let's not joke around, we're talking EA here, not a sweatshop on a shoestring budget.
Since when fans have turned into shareholders? What do you get by defending a corporation you're just a puny number to?
It's just said how people are indoctrinated into accounting for this kind of crap, instead pf just wishing for a good game.
@PegasusActual93 True. But Apex Legends has helped to boost awareness of the IP in recent years so anything’s possible.
@Blackjay true but maybe Boba is not the "GOD" character that everyone makes it to be lol
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