Former Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Director Forms New Studio Named ‘Giant Skull’

Former Star Wars Jedi: Survivor director, Stig Asmussen, has created a new studio called Giant Skull which will first develop an action-adventure game in Unreal Engine 5.

According to the press release, first reported by Game Informer, Giant Skull is a AAA studio dedicated to building “gameplay-driven, story immersive action-adventure games set in captivating worlds.”

“The Giant Skull studio culture is focused on creativity and curiosity,” Asmussen, who is CEO of the new studio, writes in a press release. “We have assembled a talented team renowned for immersive storytelling, heroic combat, and exhilarating traversal, and our goal is to craft a rich universe that players will want to lose themselves in for years to come”, the press release reads.

Stig Asmussen left Respawn Entertainment in September 2023 to form the studio and is the CEO, Game Director, and Founder. You can check out the new website at Asmussen was the Game Director on both the Star Wars Jedi games and previously worked on the God of War series.

“We want players to join us on every step of this amazing journey, as we pave the way for our upcoming game. We’re creating something special and have been fortunate enough to assemble an incredible team of developers who are extremely passionate and experienced in creating genre-defining, third-person, action-adventure games”, says Anthony Scott (previously Rocksteady Studios), who is the studio’s chief operating and financial officer.

Are you looking forward to seeing what Giant Skull is cooking up?

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