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Titanfall Developer to Create a Star Wars Game.

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Respawn Entertainment, the creators of Titanfall and a subdivision of Electronic Arts, have just revealed that they will begin work on a new Star Wars game in the near future.

 

From Stig Asmussen, on Respawn Entertainment’s official site:

I am happy to announce our partnership with Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm to deliver a whole new adventure to the galaxy.­­ For me, just typing these words is surreal. 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. The entire company erupted in cheers when it was announced that this would be our next endeavor.
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But it’s not all fun and games — we promise to pay respect to the Star Wars legacy at all times, a fact that will be constantly reinforced and honored as a central game design tenet. Fans should expect the exemplary level of quality first established at Respawn with Titanfall, a game that epitomizes our studio’s dedication to slick, larger-than-life action and fun, groundbreaking mechanics. Moving forward, we couldn’t ask for a better universe in which to continue this journey, and although I would love to share all of the exciting places we are going, we have the following piece of information to divulge with you all today: We’ll be making a third-person action/adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.

Asmussen is more than qualified to lead development on an action/adventure game, given his work on the first three God Of War titles. Between Battlefront from DICE, The Old Republic from BioWare, Disney Infinity from Avalanche Software, LEGO Star Wars from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and projects in development from Visceral Games, Respawn Entertainment, and others, it’s safe to say that Disney is making the absolute most of their investment in their property, and there’s something to appeal to just about every kind of Star Wars gamer out there.

 

 

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  • Kenn

    Hopefully EA shifted BF II over to them. I’d rather see them do it then get another Dice SW game.

    • Trailmix

      I doubt that but the devs at Respawn are known for good single player and multiplayer experiences.

      • Kenn

        I doubt it also, but it would make sense considering Dice is going to be ramping up on Battlefield soon. Respawn/old I.W. had pretty solid single player experiences in the early CoD games. Through CoD4:MW (not talking about the non-IW games) they were solid. Titanfall did it’s thing really really well also, even though it didn’t really seem to catch on with the overall FPS player-base. I would welcome anything that Respawn want’s to put out in the realm of SW. It can’t be worse than BF can it?

  • Antonio

    whats the game gonna be about?

  • Steven

    Great – will be interesting to see which era its set.

    • Ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi

      I hope I’m wrong, but I think we all know what era it’s going to be in…

      (Hint: the only era we’ve seen in the last 5 years, apart from TFA.)

      • Steven

        I don’t know. It could be you play as Poe searching for the map to Luke and it ends tied with TFA.

        • Jeff

          Won’t be that. Poe Dameron comic is covering that very story and leading us to the events with Lor San Tekka on Jakku.

  • Michelle Lehto

    YES!! =D

    I mean, being realistic, Titanfall was a multiplayer-only game with a total lack of campaign to it, but the idea behind and visual execution of Titanfall were EXCELLENT. I’m VERY excited to see what they do, even if it goes the way of SWBF2015.

    • Kenn

      I doubt they’re going to let the problems with BF happen a second time. They’ve been playing catch-up for months now and one would think they’ve figured out the issues by now. However, the discouragement of teamwork, lack of improvements in single player/split-screen, lack of bots in private matches, and the inability to create playlists kind of says they haven’t.

      • Michelle Lehto

        That’s not on the developers per se, that’s on the publisher. EA is famous for giving smaller and smaller production times for games that they want to be bigger and bigger. They don’t care if it sucks, as long as people are stupid en masse and all preorder to get that special map pack. Every major release of theirs in the last few years has been a major disappointment.

        • Kenn

          Yes but the devs have come out defending just about all the design issues and problems with BF. Then when everybody called bullshit they backpedaled and started saying changes were incoming, which still haven’t come. The fact is that they released an arcade shooter that should have been a digital title at a reduced price-point ($40-$50). The season pass should also be $30 – $35 also instead of 50 IMO as it’s only split the player base into those that have it, and those that can’t play online at all because they don’t. If it was going to become mandatory to have it just to play, it should have been included. BF4 I can go in without any additional paid content and find matches to play without a problem. Battlefront I cannot. This is a problem as it shows that the base game isn’t enough to support the player base by itself. I shouldn’t have to pay another $50 to be able to play the game just a couple months (this has been an issue since the Jakku DLC came out) after release.

          • Michelle Lehto

            Again, this is all EA. The developers HAVE to defend the game, it’s their job. They’re owned by EA and them talking negative about the game in any way could get them in big trouble.

            As for the season pass, yeah it’s total bullshit. Won’t hide that. But again, the developers are only saying what EA tells them to, because EA is well-known for shutting down developers that don’t perform their duties.

            • Kenn

              Whether it’s EA telling them to or not that’s an assumption. They are responsible for the words they use, period. Until one of them comes out and says otherwise it’s just making excuses for them.

        • Ludovic Vinsonneau

          I just sadly can agree. EA = DEVIL

  • Remy Verhoeve

    I was *just* thinking about how nice it would have been with a GOOD Star Wars videogame.

    • Kenn

      Yep. New BF is like playing with your toys in the backyard instead of the movie battles (among others) that the first two games gave us. Fun, yes. But ultimately lacking.

  • WackyBantha
    • Michelle Lehto

      Stop spamming the comments with unrelated videos, please.

  • The MacGuffin Guy

    sweet!! say what you will about titanfall, but I think they did an awesome job allowing for transition from mech to foot, so hopefully they can bring some of that to maybe vehicle piloting and such. I one condition for buying this game is PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF YODA make a SINGLE PLAYER CAMPAIGN! We have enough multiplayer only star wars with battlefront

    • Michelle Lehto

      I’m thinking that it’ll either be a Jedi game, or a vehicle-exclusive game a la Rogue Squadron. Though a thought just popped into my head that a game where you play as an AT-ST commander and can jump out of your walker to blast Rebel scum on the ground floor (a la Titanfall) would be fucking awesome.

      • Robb

        “vehicle-exclusive game a la Rogue Squadron”

        Change “Rogue Squadron” to “TIE Fighter” and I’m sold. Actually, a la Rogue Squadron is fine with me, too.

    • Ludovic Vinsonneau

      Imagine Jedis and Siths jumping all over the map, wall-riding and force choking everything, just like players in TitanFall. Ok i m out then

  • Portaler

    So this is great, but I guess it’ll be 3-4 years away. Maybe a nostalgic game of the Force Awakens ?

    • Trailmix

      I doubt it will be that long. The Respawn team has expierence in making games In a short amount of time. My guess is 2017 or 2018. Pre production for them is usally 1 to 2 months.

      • Portaler

        I really hope so.

      • Michelle Lehto

        And look where that got Titanfall, a half-decent multiplayer game with a total joke of a campaign and a current playerbase 1/50th of the original size.

        • Trailmix

          Did Titanfall have single player? No. Respawn still has potential in that field.

  • Tervlon

    1313. Please?

  • Trailmix

    There is huge amount of talent at Respawn. A lot of these guys worked on the original Modern Warfare. I have faith they can deliver compelling single player action game once more.

  • Moon Y Mark

    ‘Something to appeal to every kind of gamer’ – well not me yet!

  • Ludovic Vinsonneau

    I hope it’s gonna be a Jedi game this time.

    • Ghost of Obi Wan Kenobi

      And something out of the OT era please.

      • Ludovic Vinsonneau

        oki doki. lol. though jedis and sith were not too numerous in this era and we know the skywalker saga. i could get behing Old Republic era or even older with the war between Jedi and Sith (if it’s still canon) i never played TOR which i ve found rather casual (judging on videos, sorry (so idk what happened in the story of TOR, and if this game is canon or not)

    • Michelle Lehto

      Well to be fair, Bioware’s working on a Star Wars title too, which I’m willing to bet is at least tied with KotOR.

      • Ludovic Vinsonneau

        yeah i knew that. it was talked about as a GTA-like game (rumor). That would be neat. then KOTOR era why not, but not fan of the turn-based combat. i would beg for an upgraded Jedi kight-like lightsaber combat and ability to do missions as padawan/master or sith/apprentice in 2 player onkine co-op. For resuming gimme a GTA V full online f**king galaxy with ships, loads of planets jedis, sith & mandalorians, and i could be happy. LOL

  • SonOfConstantDiligence

    3rd Person action adventure game brings Witcher 3 style game to mind, or Uncharted, or GTA. How much you want to bet that ideas from 1313 get used in this game or one of the future Star Wars games at some point. That’s not a bad thing.

  • Igotcheese

    Wish someone would make a another xwing game or remaster those games and re release.

    • Robb

      A TIE Fighter remaster would be dope. A TIE Fighter sequel set in post-ROTJ universe would be even doper.

  • Not the most optimistic news, considering that Titanfall is already a forgotten game.

    • Michelle Lehto

      I thought of that too, but I figure that Titanfall was a new IP that didn’t have time to build a better game for itself, while a Star Wars game by them will likely be at least so explosively bad as to not forget it.

      • Ludovic Vinsonneau

        If i can behead one Jedi or two, it will be enough for me.

        Chivalry + Titanfall + SW = end of my social life.

  • Cw

    just no!

    • Michelle Lehto

      Just yes! =3