EA has announced that Respawn—the developer behind the critically acclaimed first-person shooter Titanfall 2—is scheduled to launch multiple games prior to the end of 2019. Neither EA nor Respawn has confirmed what those games might be.
The announcement came about during a quarterly earnings call, when EA CEO Andrew Wilson stated, «Across multiple studies, we have new projects underway, including games from Respawn that are slated to launch by next holiday season.» Respawn is currently working on three titles, so Wilson’s reference to «games» as opposed to just «a game» implies at least two are coming out next year. As of right now, Respawn is working on Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, another Titanfall game, and an unnamed VR title.
Details concerning all three games are fairly vague, but Respawn CEO Vince Zampella was able to confirm a few details about Jedi Fallen Order at E3 2018—including that the game is scheduled for 2019’s holiday season. So it’s safe to say that Jedi Fallen Order is one of the games in question, but whether Respawn is also close to finishing its third Titanfall game, the unnamed VR title, or both remains unknown.
Zampella has spoken to GameSpot about Titanfall before, admitting that Titanfall 2’s sales should have been much better and citing the game’s launch window between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare as a serious detriment. With that being the case, it would be a little odd for EA to have Respawn launch another Titanfall game during the normally busy holiday season. So if the next Titanfall is coming out in 2019, we imagine it would be coming out earlier in the year. But we’ll have to wait and see.
Although it’s not much, we do have a bit more info about Jedi Fallen Order. The game takes place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope and puts players in the role of a Jedi Padawan who escaped Order 66. Zampella describes the game as taking place during one of Star Wars’ darkest periods, and promises players will be able to use a lightsaber.