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 evaluations from critics and followers. Earlier this yr, the sport’s sequel, Jedi: Survivor, debuted to equally optimistic evaluations and gross sales. Each video games have 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 now not with Respawn or the studio’s father or mother firm EA.
In accordance with a brand 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 one of the best 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 purpose for Asmussen’s departure is just not but recognized. His exit from Respawn, a minimum of 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 response to Asmussen, the Jedi sequence of video games was all the time 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 instructed IGN that he “all the time 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 doubtless EA and Respawn will develop a 3rd sport within the widespread franchise, finishing the presumably deliberate trilogy, it’ll seemingly be with out the director who helped make the primary two chapters memorable.