The game will be created in partnership with Respawn Entertainment, creators of the game Titanfall. Former God of War director Stig Asmussen will be spearheading the project, he announced on Respawn's blog. He didn't reveal too much about the game, but he promised to "pay respect to the Star Wars legacy at all times."
"Looking back to 1977, I witnessed Star Wars unleash its magic on the big screen, forever changing me (little did I know how much at the time)," he wrote. "The crazy thing is this magic doesn’t have a shelf life."
"There’s never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan," EA's Executive Vice President Patrick Söderlund wrote in a press release on the company's website. "The passion we’re seeing for Star Wars from gamers—whether they’ve been along for the ride since Star Wars™: Episode IV: A New Hope™, or were introduced to the magic of Star Wars with Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™—is fueling our development teams and our partners to create unique interactive extensions of this deep, meaningful universe."
EA did not immediately return Complex's request for comment.