Respawn’s Star Wars Game is All About The Story

Samantha Loveridge
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Games Star Wars

There are quite a few Star Wars games in the pipeline, but we’re incredibly intrigued to see how Respawn’s Star Wars game turns out. After all, Titanfall 2 was a critical success and this is the same team that’s about to bring you a Star Wars game.

At the moment, the EA studio is keeping things very tightly under wraps, but that just makes us want to know much, much more about the upcoming title.

Respawn is actually only one of the teams developing a Star Wars game for EA. Visceral, DICE, BioWare and Motive are also making and contributing to upcoming Star Wars games too.

“EA and the talented team at Respawn Entertainment have expanded our relationship to include the development of an all-new 3rd person action adventure set in the Star Wars universe,” said EA last year. “They join our other great studios – Visceral Games, DICE, Captial Games, BioWare, Motive and more – who are currently working on Star Wars projects.”

Here we’re focused on the Respawn Star Wars game, exploring everything we know so far about the as yet unnamed title.

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What is Respawn’s Star Wars game?

Officially Respawn states that it is collaborating with Lucasfilm and EA to develop a “brand new action-adventure game set in the Star Wars universe”. The studio doesn’t “have any additional details to share right now”, but is super stoked to be working on the franchise.

It’s going to be a third-person adventure game, but that’s all the official details Respawn is giving out on the game so far.

“I’ve been playing Star Wars games my whole life, now I get to make a Star Wars game,” said Respawn’s Stig Asmussen (former God of War III director at Sony Santa Monica) on the studio’s website. “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, have no shortage of Star Wars passion.”

“We promise to pay respect to the Star Wars legacy at all times, a fact that will be constantly reinforced and honoured as a central game design tenet,” added Asmussen.

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Will Respawn's Star Wars game feature familiar faces or brand new characters?

What do we know so far?

Respawn has confirmed that the game will feature “larger-than-life action” and “groundbreaking mechanics”, but that really doesn’t give us much information about the game.

However, Respawn Entertainment co-founder, Vince Zampella, has since spoken to Glixel about the game:

“I would sacrifice visual fidelity for gameplay experience. It has to feel good. It has to play right. It has to be fun,” Zampella said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s in first-person. The Star Wars game is a third-person action game. It’s going to be more about the character and their experiences.

“You can see them and identify with them a little differently than you can in a first-person game where it’s all about seeing it through your own eyes. But it still has to be about feel and fun.”

“[Our game will have a different style of gameplay and takes place in a different timeline we’ve yet to explore with Star Wars titles,” Respawn affirmed in the original announcement post.

As for gameplay footage and screenshots, there’s literally nothing about yet. There’s only currently the below trailer, which gives you a quick overview of all the upcoming Star Wars games and the people behind them. However, there’s not even a glimpse of the Respawn Star Wars game apart from some footage of guys doing motion-capture for a lightsabre battle.

When will we be able to play it?

Although the Visceral Star Wars game is slated to arrive sometime in 2018, there’s been no whisper of when Respawn’s title will arrive. If EA is going the way of the Star Wars movie with its games by releasing one per year, it’ll probably be Star Wars Battlefront 2 for 2017, Visceral’s game in 2018 and the Respawn Star Wars game in 2019.

Samantha Loveridge
Sam is the UK Gaming Editor at Fandom. She's been addicted to games since she first got her paws on a GameBoy and hasn't looked back.
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