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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Director Departs From EA


Stig Asmussen, the director behind Respawn Leisure’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and its current sequel has left writer Digital Arts for unspecified causes.

2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was an enormous hit, promoting thousands and thousands of copies and garnering rave opinions from critics and followers. Earlier this yr, the sport’s sequel, Jedi: Survivor, debuted to equally optimistic opinions and gross sales. Each video games had been seen by many as an enormous enchancment over EA’s earlier Star Wars output, which included multiplayer shooters and canceled initiatives. And now, the person who helped lead improvement on the Jedi video games is now not with Respawn or the studio’s guardian firm EA.

According to a new September 13 report from Bloomberg, Stig Asmussen has left EA, with the Madden and Battlefield writer confirming the information with the outlet.

When requested in regards to the departure, EA offered Kotaku with this assertion:

After cautious thought and consideration, Stig Asmussen has determined to go away Respawn to pursue different adventures, and we want him the perfect of luck. Veteran Respawn leaders will probably be stepping as much as information the workforce as they proceed their work on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

The particular motive for Asmussen’s departure will not be but recognized. His exit from Respawn, a minimum of from the skin, does appear shocking, because the Jedi video games have been thought of enormous successes for EA and its stewardship of Star Wars. His sudden exit appears much more shocking when you think about that, in keeping with Asmussen, the Jedi collection of video games was at all times meant to be a trilogy, implying a 3rd sport is coming sooner or later.

In March, a month earlier than the launch of Jedi: Survivor, Asmussen told IGN that he “at all times needed to see [the Jedi saga] as a trilogy.” He defined additional that the workforce had “concepts of what we might do past [Jedi: Survivor].”

Whereas it’s very probably EA and Respawn will develop a 3rd sport within the fashionable franchise, finishing the presumably deliberate trilogy, it’s going to seemingly be with out the director who helped make the primary two chapters memorable.