It has been almost precisely a year since EA, Lucasfilm Games, and Respawn Entertainment made the announcement that they would be extending their relationship for the Star Wars franchise. At the time, Respawn was revealed to be working on three new Star Wars video games. The upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is one of these, but information regarding the other two has been somewhat scarce up until this point. Having said that, it seems as though some brief fresh information may have surfaced now.
According to an article published by Insider Gaming, Respawn Entertainment has a job listing up on their website for the role of Senior Gameplay Software Engineer for the team that is working on the first-person shooter game that does not yet have the Star Wars name attached to it. The “desired qualifications” section of the listing previously mentioned previous experience with multiplayer games; however, this particular point has since been removed from the job ad. It is interesting to note that it appears as though the game could also feature multiplayer, although this particular point has since been removed from the listing.
When it was announced that a shooter was going to be developed, the game director Peter Hirschmann described it as “a story [he has] always wanted to tell.” This led to rumors that the game could be a single-player narrative-driven experience. The question of whether or not the game would support multiplayer was not addressed at the time; however, given that the game itself has not yet been publicly introduced, it goes without saying that there are many aspects of it about which we do not currently have information.
While this is going on, Respawn Entertainment is lending a hand to Bit Reactor on the development of a new Star Wars strategy game.