Respawn Entertainment was working on a different game when EA approached to discuss creating a Star Wars game. The in-production project was dropped in order for the studio to start work on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Talking to Press Start, game director Stig Asmussen said: “I think it started with EA approaching us at Respawn, and asking. I had a team, we were working on a game, and they said, “What do you guys think about Star Wars?”
Unsurprisingly, everyone at Respawn was keen. “Unanimously, my team hands down, everybody was interested in working on a Star Wars, even though we were really interested in the other game that we were working on, we saw this as an opportunity,” Asmussen said. “It’s like, “Hey, when are you ever going to get a chance to work on a Star Wars game?”