Stig Asmussen, creative director of God of War 3, has joined Respawn Entertainment, the developers of Titanfall. Asmussen was the lead environment artist on God of War, and art director on God of War 2, before leaving Sony Santa Monica earlier this year. It was reported that Asmussen was developing a new IP for Sony Santa Monica, but the project is being my be cancelled or rebooted after a round of layoffs effected the studio earlier this Spring.
Asmussen’s role at Respawn is currently unknown, but he told Polygon that Respawn is “super excited to have him.” He went on to tell Polygon that he has been working at Respawn for a number of months already, but is not working on Titanfall. This likely means Asmussen is working on Titanfall 2, and his inclusion in the project adds credence to the rumor that Titanfall 2 will feature a fully realized single-player campaign.
Titanfall lacked a single-player campaign, with it’s story told through a series of multiplayer battles. That didn’t detract from making the game great though, as I wrote in my review.
by, Bobby Marquardt