Stig Asmussen, the director behind Respawn Leisure’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and its latest 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 critiques from critics and followers. Earlier this 12 months, the sport’s sequel, Jedi: Survivor, debuted to equally optimistic critiques 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 growth on the Jedi video games is 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 concerning the departure, EA supplied Kotaku with this assertion:
After cautious thought and consideration, Stig Asmussen has determined to depart Respawn to pursue different adventures, and we want him the most effective of luck. Veteran Respawn leaders will probably be stepping as much as information the group as they proceed their work on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
The precise purpose for Asmussen’s departure just isn’t but recognized. His exit from Respawn, at the very least from the surface, does appear shocking, because the Jedi video games have been thought of big successes for EA and its stewardship of Star Wars. His sudden exit appears much more shocking when you think about that, in accordance with Asmussen, the Jedi sequence of video games was at all times meant to be a trilogy, implying a 3rd recreation is coming sooner or later.
In March, a month earlier than the launch of Jedi: Survivor, Asmussen told IGN that he “at all times wished to see [the Jedi saga] as a trilogy.” He defined additional that the group had “concepts of what we may do past [Jedi: Survivor].”
Whereas it’s very possible EA and Respawn will develop a 3rd recreation within the standard franchise, finishing the presumably deliberate trilogy, it would seemingly be with out the director who helped make the primary two chapters memorable.