During Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019, we got our first look at the upcoming video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Since it was the first reveal, we really only got an idea of what the story will be and a look at some of the characters from the game. StarWars.com sat down with the developers to try and pry even more information away, but it seemed that they were tight-lipped until E3.
One of the most intriguing bits from the piece was a question about challenges during the production of the game. Some of the answers were very facetious, to very interesting. Vice President of Lucasfilm Games, Douglas Reilly said, “I think it’s part of the iterative process of making video games, especially when you’re working with a licensed IP. They’ve got a very strong point of view about what kind of gameplay needs they have; we have a very strong point of view about story. And sometimes those things can be difficult to sort out.” He goes on to say, “but when you’ve got partners who you trust, and people who are really talented, you find a solution to them.”
Respawn CEO Vince Zampella added, “We have clashed, and I think that’s made some things better. Because we’ve pushed beyond that to make something greater than what we would’ve come up with alone.”
Some more interesting tidbits from the article include a question about seeing more interconnectivity between the game and other media, such as seeing some things from Charles Soule’s Vader comic from Marvel. Reilly said, “We’re always looking to make the universe feel connected, so there’ll be more for people to discover on their own.”
Reilly and Zampella were also asked what the influence of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and other Star Wars games, had on the look and feel of this one. “It’s not just Star Wars games; it’s games in general. So it’s coming with a very clear perspective on the kind of games [Respawn makes], and working with our teams to go, “Okay, how do we make that a great Star Wars experience together?” And then it will hopefully have its own identity that everyone else will use at a later date to go: “Oh, are you trying to make a game just like Jedi: Fallen Order?”
It seems that we won’t be getting any new information on this game until E3 in June. With six months left until launch, I am sure that the team at Respawn is still scrambling to finish the game and want to present something awesome to fans at E3.
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About Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order:
Cal Kestis—one of the last surviving members of the Jedi Order after the purge of Order 66—is now a Padawan on the run. Experience this all-new single-player Star Wars™ story from Respawn Entertainment and EA Star Wars on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this holiday season, 15 November 2019.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure game set after Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith™. Develop your Force abilities, hone your lightsaber techniques, and explore the ancient mysteries of a long-lost civilization—all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.