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EA announces three new Star Wars games in development under Respawn

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Development teams under Electronic Arts have been pumping out Star Wars games for quite a few years now, and today's announcement of three new projects only continues the trend. Respawn Entertainment is now officially involved in making three more games set in a galaxy far, far away. Two of them are in-house, while the third is a publishing collaboration.

First up is an unsurprising project, with Respawn confirming it is currently developing a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the hit third-person action-adventure title from 2019. Rumors say this entry is aiming for a late 2022 launch, though not even a name has come out of the studio just yet.

The second project is a first-person shooter under Respawn game director Peter Hirschmann. It's unclear what era or kind of protagonist will this feature, but there is a good chance wall running is involved as usual. The development is just starting up so it will be a while before we get to see it in action unfortunately.

Lastly, and most surprisingly, Respawn is collaborating with the newly opened studio Bit Reactor for a Star Wars strategy game. Bit Reactor is helmed by Greg Foerstch, a strategy veteran who has previously had a part of Firaxis Games and has been involved in the XCOM series. There is a chance the project will be a turn-based strategy venture much like XCOM.

“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 Wars stories 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.”

Respawn Entertainment founder and Group GM Vince Zampella is overseeing the partnership with Lucasfilm for this new slate of new Star Wars games. Zampella also took the mantle of overseeing the Battlefield franchise recently after the rocky launch of Battlefield 2042.

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