Patrick Wren, former senior multiplayer designer at Halo Infinite, has joined Respawn Entertainment to work on a Star Wars game.
Wren revealed his new role on Twitter, saying: “I’m pleased to announce that today is my first day on the Jedi team as a Senior Encounter Designer”. The ‘Jedi team’ would suggest that Wren work on a sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order, which EA has previously confirmed as the first game in a new franchise.
I’m glad to announce that today is my first day on the Jedi team as a Senior Encounter Designer @Respawn. I’m so excited to be back on Star Wars and working with this incredible team. pic.twitter.com/JItAkdB5xa
– Patrick Wren (@Witdarkstar) November 8, 2021
Wren also notes that he is “excited to be back on Star Wars”, referring to his time working on Star Wars: First Assault, a game that was under development at LucasArts in 2013, but which was canceled as part of the Disney acquisition of Star Wars brand.
Wren moves to Respawn Entertainment from his previous role at 343 Industries, where he first worked on Halo 5: Guardians and then on Halo Infinite. At Halo Infinite, he worked as a senior multiplayer designer, but in his new role, he designs combat encounters for the unannounced game the Jedi team is currently working on.
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