Respawn Entertainment, the development company behind Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is hiring people for a new Star Wars project.
The company has listed a number of new roles for their Star Wars team on LinkedIn.
Most recently the posted job listings for a Sound Designer and Senior Sound Designer on February 25th.
It appears to be for a single game as the Sound Designer’s duties read in part:
“Design unique and compelling sound assets for the game (including effects, ambience, foley, creatures, etc..).”
The Senior Sound Designer’s duties also include the above duties.
These aren’t the first postings for Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars team. Three weeks ago they listed an opening for a Technical Director and 2 months ago they listed for a Software Engineer – QA as well as a Temporary Build Engineer.
While it’s unclear what they could be hiring for, it would make sense that they might already be gearing up for a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Kotaku’s Jason Schreier reports a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is in development at Respawn Entertainment. However, nothing official has been announced.
In Electronic Art’s Quarter 3 Results Earnings call, COO and CFO of EA Blake Jorgensen stated, “Sales of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order significantly beat our expectations. We had forecast 6 million to 8 million units for the fiscal year, but to hit the high end of that in the third quarter and now we anticipate selling around 10 million units in the fiscal year, a very strong result for a single-player action game.”
CEO Andrew Wilson also indicated the company would continue to explore single-player Star Wars games, “what we’ve come to understand particularly with Star Wars is it’s a really, really big fan base. And while social interaction competition and multiplayer is really important for a large part of that fan base, what we have seen through the last quarter is it also is that inspiration and escape model that living the Jedi journey, the Jedi story.”
He added, “As we think about this on a go-forward basis, you should imagine that we will continue with the breadth and depth across the IP in order to meet the needs and motivations of that broad player base.”
When directly asked about the future of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Wilson expertly evaded the question saying, “On Star Wars, no announcements of anything at this point, but what I would say is you’re right we have a very, very strong player base a very engaged player base who feel like what they’ve just had the ability to experience as one of the most compelling Star Wars experiences of their life of any formal media.”
However, he did add that Respawn was already looking ahead to the future for single-player Star Wars games and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, “I would also highlight it is a single-play game. So, any kind of live service or additional content would be different than what we would see in an Ultimate Team or an Apex Legends. But this team who is working on this is one of the most creative teams in our company and certainly in the industry who are thinking about where to take this journey next for players that love this style of play.”
He concluded saying, “We’re excited by what we’re going to come up with and in the meantime I also think that this will be one of the strongest catalog sellers for this company over the coming years and will almost certainly help continue to grow our subscription as it moves into our various subscription offers across platforms.”
Do you think Respawn Entertainment is working on a Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel? Do you think they could be working on a brand new game? What do you think they are hiring for?