While the game of the moment is Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment isn’t resting on its laurels. The Titanfall developer has a separate team working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which, according to EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson, we will get to see the first glimpses of it “in the next few months”.
Speaking on EA’s financial call, Wilson said Fallen Order “captures the fantasy of becoming a Jedi”. Now, while Wilson might be talking about lightsaber duels, force powers, and long brown robes, I think I speak for everyone when I say we want a game about negotiating the end of trade embargoes and learning some midichlorian lore deep cuts.
Thankfully, we don’t need to wait too long to see which exact Jedi fantasies EA is catering to. Wilson wasn’t more specific about the time scale, however, so with this being early February, “the next few months” could mean as late as June when EA holds its pre-E3 EA Play event.
We know that the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date is roughly in the nebulous ‘holiday 2019’ period. That was backed up in yesterday’s financial call. Wilson said “In addition to Apex Legends, another team at Respawn is set to deliver Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order this fall.”
While there were few details about the game, Wilson went on to say “This game’s development is led by the former director of the God of War series [Stig Asmussen], with a team of veterans from some of the industry’s biggest action-adventure games. It’s very far along in development, and having spent time with it recently myself, it plays spectacularly well.”
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As a big, big fan of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Dark Forces, I am terribly excited for any game that might pluck at the same heart strings.