Respawn Entertainment is currently recruiting team members for what is presumably a third Star Wars Jedi game.
Notably, it lists Unreal Engine 5 experience as “a big plus” in the VFX job description.
And he told IGN “it’s a pretty safe assumption” that a third game in the series would see Respawn switch from Unreal Engine 4 to Unreal 5 for development.
Continuing the story of Cal Kestis, one of the last surviving Jedi Knights, Survivor picks up five years after the events of EA’s hit 2019 game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
“I always wanted to see this as a trilogy,” Asmussen said. “How can we take Cal and the crew to new places beyond what we were doing in the first game?
“We had a pretty decent idea of timeframe where we wanted Survivor to take place, what the stakes were going to be, what the tone of the game was going to be, what Cal was going to be up against, and how the crew was going to factor into that. And there’s ideas of what we could do beyond that as well.”
Despite a six-week delay for polishing, Survivor was released with significant bugs and performance issues.
Respawn is also working on at least two more Star Wars games. One is an internally developed first-person shooter helmed by former LucasArts veteran and Medal of Honor co-creator Peter Hirschmann.
The other is a strategy game developed in collaboration with Bit Reactor, a new studio formed by veterans of XCOM and Civilization maker Firaxis Games.