During the EA Play press conference at E3 2018, Respawn founder Vince Zampella revealed that the studio is working on a new Star Wars game called Jedi: Fallen Order. The game will take place during the era between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, a time when the remaining Jedi in the galaxy are being hunted down by the Empire.
Zampella teased that players will step into the shoes of a Jedi on the run. Unsurprisingly, players will be able to wield lightsabers in the game. The game will be a single-player action-adventure game. Stig Asmussen, former God of War III creative director, is leading development on Jedi: Fallen Order. No footage or screenshots were shown of the title.
According to a recent EA earnings call, the game will arrive in Fall 2019.
Said EA Executive VP Patrick Soderlund about the game in a 2016 blog post, “Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with [Respawn founder] 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.”
Asmussen wrote in an announcement on the official Respawn website that, “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.”
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about Jedi: Fallen Order!