What better day to announce a new “Star Wars” game than May the 4th? EA has confirmed that the publisher will be working with Respawn Entertainment to create a new AAA game within the Star Wars universe.
The studio said in a statement, “At EA right now, we have multiple studios building a variety of great Star Wars games spanning different genres, all united by our team’s passion for Star Wars stories, characters, and adventures.”
The company added, “Today, EA and Respawn Entertainment have expanded their relationship to include the development of an all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. They join our other great studios – Visceral Games, DICE, Capital Games, BioWare, Motive and more – who are currently working on Star Wars projects.”
Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Studios, posted an open-letter on the EA blog discussing the game saying, “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.”
Soderlund went on to say, “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.”
No further information on the third-person game has been announced at this time, but stay tuned for more info hopefully at E3 2016.