Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was received positively by most fans and critics, with some room left open for a potential sequel. However, despite wanting to make a third game in the series, director Stig Asmussen will be leaving EA soon.
Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier reported the news of Asmussen’s departure, with no specific reason given for his exit. As many have pointed out, Asmussen and Respawn Entertainment did a great job with the Star Wars Jedi games, making his leaving more surprising.
When asked for a statement regarding the departure of Asmussen, EA told the following to Kotaku: “After careful thought and consideration, Stig Asmussen has decided to leave Respawn to pursue other adventures, and we wish him the best of luck. Veteran Respawn leaders will be stepping up to guide the team as they continue their work on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.”
Since ‘veteran workers’ are ironing out the various bugs plaguing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, it’s fair to assume that they might also work on the third game. Amussen did say that he wants a third game to make Cal Kestis’ journey a trilogy but only time will tell if his exit impacts a follow-up.
It’s a shame that Asmussen won’t be involved with the Jedi series anymore, especially since Survivor was a great overall package. The story is some of the best fans will get out of modern Star Wars, while combat and platforming are pretty top-tier.
One of the weirder announcements EA made earlier this year was when they announced that Jedi: Survivor was coming to PS4 and Xbox One. Keep in mind that this soulslike could barely run on high-end PCs and current-gen consoles, so porting it down sounds impossible. At the least, we’re interested in seeing how Respawn handles this last-gen port.
Fans can pick up Star Wars Jedi: Survivor right now on PS5, Xbox Series, and PC. As we mentioned earlier, ports on the PS4 and Xbox One are also coming.