Titanfall Devs Announce Mysterious Star Wars Game

Respawn Entertainment are making a Star Wars game with Electronic Arts, the Titanfall developers announced today. They say their Star Wars game will be “a third-person action/adventure game” and… that’s it. That’s all. That’s yer lot. Will players be a Jedi, a Naughty Jedi, or perhaps even one of those famous Star Wars morally ambiguous characters like a Ferengi? Dunno, man.

Respawn’s Stig Asmussen says “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.” He adds, “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.”

He then goes on to explain that they really like Star Wars, and they want to make a good video game. I told you they didn’t have much to say about the game yet.

If I were a shyster, I’d point out that Stig Asmussen was game director on God of War III before joining Respawn, and use that as a foundation for speculation about a Jedi Knight game where one glowstick hit will cut a foe in half. Lucky for you, I’m just a regular idiot – lacking the ambition to do anything so questionable.

A “third-person action/adventure game” could be anything, maaan, given how loose that genre definition is. The scrapped Uncharted-ish Star Wars 1313 would be action/adventure too, yeah? LucasArts have mentioned that they don’t want to outright bin dropped ideas like 1313, and would like to explore some but… look, this is all an aside – I’m not saying Respawn are making 1313, simply mentioning it so you don’t have to wrack your brains wondering “What was… what… there was a Star Wars action/adventure they were making, wasn’t there?”

But I will go out on a limb and make a firm prediction that this game contains mild peril.


  1. Abacus says:

    Great alt text.

  2. dontnormally says:

    Awesome, I always like Babylon SG1.

    • artrexdenthur says:

      … me too, but why is the picture of Battlestar Galactica?

      • Hedgeclipper says:

        I think the glow stick duels blinded you that’s obviously Blake’s 7 and friend.

        • X_kot says:

          Let’s all just be thankful that Firefly is finally getting a proper single-player game.

    • L33CH says:

      I know Stanley Kubrick was pretty spot on with his lighting but this is obviously 2001: A Space Odyssey, I don’t understand how they will make an ARPG out of it but here we are!

  3. simon.taverner says:

    That is some hardcore nerd trolling

    • moreyummystuff says:

      Things will be pointed out. Teeth will be gnashed.

      • zxcasdqwecat says:

        teeth will tap

      • P.Funk says:

        And if you showed up to Nog’s auction of his childhood possession to raise the capital necessary to set out on his own before going to Starfleet Academy then you could have snapped up that tooth sharpener before Worf and significantly improved the quality of gnashing that happens.

    • Darth Gangrel says:

      Indeed, it’s a nice one by Alice O’Trollor.

    • int says:

      “Live long and prosper.” – Luke Raynor from Stargate.

    • TechnicalBen says:

      Unless they are a dyslexic nerd like me. I read that AS “Star Trek”.

      • gunny1993 says:

        Or they, like me, have gotten so used to stuff like this on may 4th that all you see is a completely normal bunch of connected information and have to read it like 3 times to figure out what’s wrong, then sigh with the cliche of it all.

      • Partialist says:

        I totally did that, got excited, and then confused by the first paragraph. Then very disappointed :(

  4. moreyummystuff says:

    As long as it is about the Death Star, or any spherical variant, it should be good to go.

    • LionsPhil says:

      Looks like they’ve got the schematics for one up on that fancy table-screen there. Guessing B-4 wasn’t around to project it holographically for them.

    • TheSplund says:

      Of coures, DS9 = Death Star 9!

  5. RegisteredUser says:

    Clearly, this is the best recent article about sci-fi by Farscape.

    • Devan says:

      One can hope. A new Jedi Knight game might be my favourite of the possibilities here.

  6. Freud says:

    So we meet again, Kyle Katarn.

  7. BlackMageMario says:

    Well uh, congrats Respawn, I guess?

    Seriously though I wonder what they will do. A Star Wars 1313 revival would be cool, but I’d assume that they’d want to make a game set around the time of the new trilogy, since it’s relatively unexplored territory so far and they could do a lot of interesting things with it.

  8. Turkey says:

    Dammit, Chewie. I’m a smuggler, not a doctor.

  9. Haplo says:

    Saw the picture and got excited for DS9 game :(((


    • NetharSpinos says:

      What? No, that’s clearly TNG. Picard at the back there gives it away.

      • HopeHubris says:

        You can tell it’s Picard, because he’s the bald captain

        • Haplo says:

          You fools, Picard owns a beagle! Do you see a beagle in that photo?!

          • Jackablade says:

            Maybe they couldn’t afford a real beagle and that chap on the right with the big droopy ears is playing one.

  10. PancakeWizard says:

    I hope the picture annoys the frothing humourless idiots as much as the Total War: Warhammer trailer post did.

    • gunny1993 says:

      Oh be fair, deliberately confusing Star Trek and Star Wars is about as humorous as an arrow to the knee.

      Don’t think it deserves anything more than a mild smirk and maybe a sigh though, like when a favorite dog loses a thrown ball in a briar patch.

      • Andrew says:

        Yeah, I’m not annoyed, I’m disappointed, even though I don’t care about “☆ Trek” or “☆ Wars”.

  11. Rizlar says:


  12. Jay Load says:

    “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.”

    God save us from such masturbatory word-jism. Corporate press releases all sound like they’ve been written by a retarded AI. Stop it, games industry. For the love of all that’s sacred, STOP.

    • ReV_VAdAUL says:

      At this point most press releases are a (slightly) more serious version of Just a Minute.

  13. GWOP says:

    I just wish it features my favorite astromech droids – the Daleks.

  14. Owl Mark says:

    I always love nice screens from my favorite movie Expanse. Trek Wars movie was also good.

  15. teije says:

    Nice outfit on Jake. The DS9 costume designer really hated that boy.

    • Skabooga says:

      It’s like he got hit by an 80s thrift-shop tornado.

    • P.Funk says:

      Jake was like the anti-Wesley. And the Siskos had the best clothing.

  16. Det. Bullock says:

    So, no space starfighter game again, huh?
    What’s wrong with space pew pew?

  17. GemFire81 says:

    LOL! I am laughing so hard I can’t control myself. Seriously I feel like this is what it’s like when a lot of these AAA developers make an mmo. They have no clue what makes an mmo good but they sure the hell are making one!

  18. GemFire81 says:

    I can’t stop staring at the DS9 pic, can someone explain to me how it has anything to do with this article…

  19. B3tanTyronne says:

    This is the best pic of Space 1999 I have ever seen.

  20. Stone_Crow says:

    Say what you like about Trek Wars, but it’s no Krull

  21. mcbob13 says:

    I guess we all saw what we wanted to see….

  22. kud13 says:

    So, it’s official.

    We’re finally getting a Jar-Jar Binks game

  23. reggiep says:

    3rd person action/adventure sounds pretty awesome actually. The Force Unleashed had a ton of potential, but fell horribly flat on its face. Basically I want Star Wars Ninja Gaiden with some Splinter Cell and Gears of War mixed in.