You may remember not that long ago when EA was releasing Star Wars games that were just kind of blah. Then, out of nowhere, Jedi Fallen Order came out and all the sudden an amazing Star Wars game existed. That is because Jedi: Fallen Order was developed by Respawn Entertainment, the makers of the Titanfall series and Apex legends.
What are these Star Wars Games About
EA has declared that three new Star Wars games are being developed Respawn, including the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. One of the other titles is a first-person shooter directed by Peter Hirschmann, who has helped develop Star Wars titles in the past (some decent, some less so). The other is a strategy game being developed by a newly established studio, Bit Reactor, and overseen by Respawn.
“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,” explained Peter Hirschmann, director at Respawn. Peter was previously VP of development at LucasArts, and was producer in the Star Wars Battlefront Games. For many of us, the Star Wars Battlefront games were the last decent Star Wars Games until Jedi: Fallen Order was released. Respawn has just begun work on the title, but if history repeats itself, I look forward to seeing what they come up with.
While the Jedi: Fallen Order sequel has been known about for a bit, the FPS prospect definitely seems interesting. I would expect it to be more of a single player story focused game rather than something like Battlefront. Respawn knows the FPS sector well and combining that with Star Wars could be an amazing game. Bit Reactor is actually created from several ex-Firaxis developers. Greg Foersch, who was the art director on XCOM 2, mad a mention that “really blurring that line between what a strategy game is and what an action game is.”
Do We Really Need More Star Wars
To some of us, this news is going to be amazing, while others will probably dread the fact that more Star Wars stuff is going to exist.
Disney decided to run with the Star Wars ball and it seems like they are never going to run out of air.
While this may be excellent news for Star Wars fans I wouldn’t discount these games for the non-fans yet. I am not a huge Star Wars fan, but I really enjoyed Jedi: Fallen Order.
Respawn has shown historically they know how to make a successful and fun game.