EA and Lucasfilm Games have finally confirmed that a sequel to Respawn Entertainment’s hit action-adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is currently in development at the renowned studio behind the Apex Legends and Titanfall franchises.
The companies confirmed the sequel’s existence in a press release shared today, which also revealed that two other Star Wars games are in development: a first-person shooter led by Peter Hirschmann, Game Director at Respawn, and a strategy title from Bit Reactor, a newly formed studio led by veterans of the classic XCOM series. Leading the development and production of all three Star Wars projects is Vince Zampella, Group GM and Founder of Respawn.
“We are excited to continue working with the superbly talented developers at Respawn,” said Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games. “They have demonstrated excellence in telling epic Star Warsstories 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,” said 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.”
“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,” said Peter Hirschmann, Repsawn’s game director, whose previous credits include VP of development at LucasArts and executive producer on the original Star Wars Battlefront games.
“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,” said Zampella. “If you want to make great Star Wars games, you should come join us on our journey.”
EA and Lucasfilm Games have not shared any plot or gameplay details regarding Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel yet, but the game will presumably continue the story of the original’s protagonist, Jedi Knight Cal Kestis. The sequel has a chance of coming out late this year, although an early 2023 release is more likely, according to recent rumors.