Stig Asmussen

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Stig Asmussen is a video game developer, known for his work on the God of War series for SCE Santa Monica Studio. He is currently working for Respawn Entertainment.


Asmussen graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1998 with an Associate of Specialized Technology in Computer Animation Media.[1] He is the son of Jes Asmussen, University Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Laser Applications at Michigan State University.[citation needed]

Throughout the God of War series, he worked as a lead environment artist, art director, and was game director of God of War III after Cory Barlog's departure.[2]

In an interview in April 2012, according to David Jaffe (creator of God of War), Asmussen was "doing cool stuff" at Santa Monica, and did not work on God of War: Ascension.[3]

In 2014 Asmussen left Sony Santa Monica for uncertain reasons. He has since joined Respawn Entertainment as a game director.[4] On May 4, 2016 – Star Wars Day – Asmussen announced Respawn Entertainment was making a third-person Star Wars game.[5] This was announced as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.


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  2. ^ "Stig Asmussen". IMDb. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
  3. ^ Moss, Sebastian (2012-04-19). "Game Director Stig Asmussen "Doing Cool Stuff" at Sony Santa Monica, Not God Of War: Ascension". PlayStation LifeStyle. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
  4. ^ Jarvis, Matthew (March 29, 2016). "Divide and conquer: the next step for Respawn". Develop. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (May 4, 2016). "Titanfall developer Respawn is making a third-person Star Wars game". Eurogamer. Retrieved May 4, 2016.