Industry Veteran Stig Asmussen Departs EA and Respawn
Industry veteran Stig Asmussen has departed from Electronic Arts (EA) and Respawn Entertainment amid a large-scale restructuring of both specialized offices.
Asmussen, a 30-year veteran in the video game industry, initially served as Respawn’s lead game designer on their major franchise, Titanfall. He would later go on to become the Creative Director of the studio and played an integral role in the development of its major games. He also worked closely with EA’s executive team in managing the overall creative and artistic direction of the studio.
Asmussen’s sudden departure comes as Respawn’s leadership continues to reorganize the studio structure in order to better support the studio’s efforts in creating a wider variety of titles. This shift will allow Respawn to focus on large-scale projects while also ensuring that smaller concepts can be explored by the team.
In a statement released by EA, they wanted to thank Stig personally for his invaluable contribution to the company and wish him the best in his future endeavors. They also acknowledged his significant contributions to the development of Respawn’s defining franchises.
While the exact reason for Asmussen’s leaving respan remained unknown, the studio is eager to continue creating and expanding its roster of titles. As the industry continues to evolve and gamers demand higher standards, it appears that EA and Respawn are taking the right steps to ensure a prosperous future.