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News video games 14 September 2023, 13:01

author: Kamil Kleszyk

He Restored Faith in Star Wars From EA, Now He Leaves

Stig Asmussen has left the ranks of Respawn Entertainment. The developer responsible for the success of Star Wars Jedi from Electronic Arts has decided to „seek adventure elsewhere.”.

Source: Electronic Arts

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor are games that, after a few "lean" years, have restored faith in Electronic Arts among Star Wars fans (although one should not forget the huge technical issues of the Pc version of the latter at launch). And although the creation of these titles was the work of a large group of talented developers, Stig Asmussen was mainly responsible for their final shape.

Unfortunately, Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment will have to make do without Asmussen, as the director of both games has decided to leave the studio's ranks after nine years.

"After deep consideration, Stig Asmussen has decided to leave Respawn to seek new adventures. We wish him all the best. Respawn veterans will lead the team as they continue work on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor," reads a message from an EA spokesperson sent to Bloomberg.

Given the commercial success of the Star Wars Jedi series, it may come as a surprise that the developer decided to take such a drastic step. The creator claimed that he wanted to make the adventures of Cal Kestis a full-fledged trilogy, but in the face of this decision he will not be given custody of a possible third installment.

There is no doubt that the loss of such an experienced developer will not be easy for Respawn Entertainemnt. One can only hope that the company's "veterans" will carry the burden that has been placed on them and successfully continue Asmussen's legacy.

At the time of writing this news, it is unclear what challenges the developer will take on after the adventure with Star Wars Jedi. We can only thank him for the great stories he has provided us and wish him success in future projects.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

An introvert by nature. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanism than to the sciences. Instead of exercises in maths, he preferred shutting himself up in his world and inventing new stories of his favorite anime – Dragon Ball. After years of study came a time of stagnation, which he preferred to call "searching for purpose." Looking out for destiny during the 58th screening of his beloved Die Hard, he decided – like John McCLane – to fight for a better future. He found the avenue to do this in Gamepressure. Since he's still a freshman in the newsroom, he doesn't have a target subject he wants to focus on yet. So, you can expect news about farming simulators, or the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. If you ever hear that playing console games and watching movies is futile – remember this story


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