In an interview with VG247, Apex Legends design director Mackey McCandlish has shared more about the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order development team.
The game’s been revealed to be in the making at a second Respawn Entertainment team led by God of War III director Stig Asmussen.
“A very one-hand number of people runs Star Wars to help create that team. Myself and others helped interview for that team just to lend some time to help it get off the ground. But I haven’t been heavily involved – it’s off to the races for them,” McCandlish said.
The design director also revealed that the team was working on different ideas when EA approached with the opportunity for the Star Wars action game.
“The way we approach development is a game director-first approach. Vince Zampella gets Stig Asmussen in, he’s made God of War, he starts hiring loads of people for the team.
The team tries different ideas, the team finds what resonates, a Star Wars opportunity appears, we can make that, that team continues to build up, get space, allocate, they start making that game, and they deliver that game ultimately.”
McCandlish also added that “for the most part, they are extremely independent,” and that the two teams “see each other every week at one all-hands meeting.”
We don’t know very much about what the title could be like, both in terms of story and gameplay, but we do have a rumor which looked rather convincing, so you should check it out.
The latest title by Respawn Entertainment, the free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends, is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.