New job listings for Respawn's Star Wars team strongly hints a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel is in development.
Three new job listings confirm Respawn is making another third-person action adventure game in the Star Wars brand. Jedi: Fallen Order fits the bill nicely with its Uncharted-meets-The-Force-Unleashed gameplay. The developer is trying to fill some serious high-level positions, indicating the project is still in early phases of development. All of these listings were opened recently so they're not old ones for the original Jedi: Fallen Order.
"We're picturing someone who is passionate about the Star Wars Universe and is invigorated by the idea of coding third person action/adventure games," reads a listing.
A sequel makes sense given the game's huge acclaim and sales figures (it became the fastest-selling Star Wars game in history).
This actually isn't the first time we heard about a sequel. Kotaku's Jason Schreier, who has close connections with the goings-on at game studios, pretty much indicated a sequel was in development during a recent Splitscreen podcast (warning, spoiler heavy!).
There are currently two known Star Wars games in development: the new unannounced game at Respawn, and EA Motive's Montreal studio's "unique Star Wars experience."
We expect Respawn's game to release after EA Motive's. EA recently said they expect a new Star Wars game to release by Fiscal Year 2022, which ends on March 31, 2022. So a new Star Wars game will release by 2021, and EA Motive's project has been in development for a while.
The current Star Wars games timeline looks something like this:
- 2015 - Battlefront (released)
- 2016 - Various DLC packs for BF1 and Galaxy of Heroes (released)
- 2017 - Battlefront II (released)
- 2018 - Visceral's Project Ragtag (cancelled)
- 2019 - Jedi: Fallen Order (released)
- 2020 - Project Orca (cancelled)
- 2020 - Motive's unannounced Star Wars game?
- 2021-2022 - Respawn's new Star Wars game?
Respawn is also pretty busy. Right now Respawn has multiple projects in development including:
- Ongoing Apex Legends support (#1 priority)
- Unannounced Star Wars game
- New Titanfall game
- Medal of Honor VR shooter
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