Director of each Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Survivor Stig Asmussen is leaving Respawn Leisure.
As initially reported by Bloomberg, Asmussen has apparently made the choice to depart Respawn, with EA later confirming that that is the case in an announcement (thanks, PC Gamer). “Stig Asmussen has determined to depart Respawn to pursue different adventures, and we want him one of the best of luck,” reads the temporary assertion. Other than the purpose about pursuing “different adventures,” Asmussen’s resolution to depart the developer after virtually 10 years there wasn’t shared.
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It is a barely stunning transfer from Asmussen contemplating earlier this 12 months he stated he wished Star Wars Jedi to develop into a trilogy. “I at all times wished to see this as a trilogy,” Asmussen stated on the time. “How can we take Cal and the crew to new locations past what we have been doing within the first recreation? We had a fairly respectable concept of timeframe the place we wished Survivor to happen, what the stakes have been going to be, what the tone of the sport was going to be, what Cal was going to be up towards, and the way the crew was going to issue into that. And there is concepts of what we might do past that as nicely.”
There’s even the possibility that the threequel is already in improvement, as evidenced by some job listings earlier this 12 months. Whether or not or not that is nonetheless the case, if it ever was, is clearly up within the air, however Asmussen leaving does not imply the sport would immediately be cancelled. In line with EA, “Veteran Respawn leaders might be stepping as much as information the crew as they proceed their work on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor,” so it feels like issues are in protected fingers.
Previous to his time at Respawn, Asmussen had labored on the God of Struggle collection in varied roles, together with lead setting artist, artwork director, and finally recreation director for the third entry within the collection.