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Star Wars Partners With EA, Respawn

Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games announce new Star Wars games in development….

Did you like “Jedi: Fallen Order?”

How about “Star Wars Squadrons?”

“Battlefront?”

Well, you are going to like this news.

This morning, StarWars.com posted:

Jedi: Fallen Order. Image: EA.

Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games announced today that they will join forces once again for three new Star Wars titles: the next title in the Star Wars Jedi franchise, a strategy game, and a first-person shooter, all currently in development from Respawn Entertainment.

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Meet The “New” Directors

Some familiar names will be in charge of three upcoming titles:

EA, Lucasfilm, Video Game, Squadrons
Star Wars Squadrons. Image: EA.

Shepherding the next installment in the Star Wars Jedi story is game director Stig Asmussen of Respawn; Peter Hirschmann, game director, who has a long and accomplished history with Star Wars, leads the development of Respawn’s Star Wars first-person shooter. A new studio helmed by games industry veteran Greg Foertsch will create the new Star Wars strategy game, developed through a production collaboration between Respawn and Bit Reactor. Respawn will produce the new Star Wars strategy game while Bit Reactor leads development of the title.

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Meanwhile, everyone is excited to continue a fruitful collaboration.

“They have demonstrated excellence in telling epic Star Wars stories along with best-in-class gameplay across different genres,” said Lucasfilm Games’ Douglas Reilly. “We are looking forward to bringing more amazing experiences to the galaxy far, far away.”

“We are huge fans of Star Wars,” Vince Zampella, founder of Respawn, “[and] are thrilled to work with Lucasfilm Games on new titles that we have wanted to make for years.”

Moreover, analysis from IGN.com’s Kat Bailey said, “The announcements solidify EA’s immediate future with the Star Wars franchise, which faced questions after Lucasfilm announced that Ubisoft would be developing a new game based on the series. Prior to that announcement, EA had been the exclusive developer of Star Wars games since 2013, its releases including two Star Wars: Battlefront games, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars Squadrons, and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.”

There will certainly be more to learn about Lucasfilm’s continuing collaboration with Respawn/EA. So, keep it here on TheDisInsider for those details and all of your Star Wars news.

Battlefront II. Image: EA.

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