Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Director Leaves EA To Pursue Other Adventures

Fans speculate about the series' future.

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  • Stig Asmussen, responsible for directing Jedi: Survivor and its prequel, has left Respawn and EA in pursuit of new adventures.
  • Asmussen is credited with revitalizing the Star Wars IP for Electronic Arts. The company has stated that veteran Respawn leaders will take his place.

Stig Asmussen, director of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and its prequel, is leaving Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts to explore new horizons. The news was broken by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, who revealed that Asmussen was stepping out of the picture after directing Fallen Order and Survivor, two significant successes for EA and its Star Wars franchise. This was later confirmed by the company stating, “Asmussen has decided to leave Respawn to pursue other adventures.

Cal Kestis (Star Wars Jedi: Survivor)
Cal Kestis (Star Wars Jedi: Survivor)

Jedi: Survivor launched earlier this year to critical and commercial success, having reached millions of players. The game proved to surpass Fallen Order, crossing 67,800 players on Steam followed by its UK launch sales being over 30% more than its prequel. These milestones were achieved despite the game being plagued with performance issues, especially on PC, leading the devs to announce weeks of patches prior to its launch.

Asmussen’s experience in the industry isn’t limited to the successes shown in Fallen Order and Jedi: Survivor. He’s been in this area for decades and is also credited with working on the original God of War trilogy. In fact, he won the BAFTA Best Artistic Achievement Award for his work on God of War III.

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Having directed these projects and revitalized the IP, the departure of Asmussen is sure to have some impact on the franchise. If the series is moving forward without his presence and expertise, EA would have to ensure veterans who understand the series take up the mantle. This will allow Respawn to keep up the pace set by Jedi: Survivor and aim higher.

Currently, last-gen versions of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor are in the works. These were announced by EA CEO Andrew Wilson during the company’s Q1 earnings call last month. While the initial launch of the game was received poorly in terms of performance, the existence of games such as WB‘s Hogwarts Legacy on older hardware gives hope for a functional port.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. Read on to find out why we called it the best Star Wars game in decades.

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