Game writer and designer Chris Avellone has revealed that he's finished working on Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order while indicating that something big is also in the pipeline.
Avellone has amassed popularity for his work in story-driven video games, such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords. Divinity: Original Sin II, Prey, and Into the Breach are titles he's worked on recently. He was on the Obsidian writing team for Fallout: New Vegas and was also the lead writer for Pathfinder: Kingmaker.
The storyteller's work will also be featured in upcoming Techland Publishing title, Dying Light 2. And, in response to a Twitter user, Avellone has announced that his work on the looming Star Wars game is over and that something big is dropping in a month's time.
He tweeted: "I can't say 100% b/c of NDAs, but the ones I can say: I just finished up work with Jedi: The Fallen Order - and beyond that, there's another big bomb dropping in a month! Er, I mean, maybe. Ahem."
I can't say 100% b/c of NDAs, but the ones I can say: I just finished up work with Jedi: The Fallen Order - and beyond that, there's another big bomb dropping in a month! Er, I mean, maybe. Ahem.— Chris Avellone (@ChrisAvellone) March 1, 2019
Jedi Fallen Order is being developed by Respawn Entertainment, who is responsible for the Titanfall series and gaming's latest new craze, Apex Legends. The latter should see to it that the game does very well, given how well fans have reacted to its surprise launch last month.
Statements made by Respawn CEO Vince Zampella at E3 2018 essentially back up Avellone's tweet, with Jedi Fallen Order set to describe a dark story taking place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Gamers will take on the role of a Jedi Padawan who escapes Order 66 to navigate through an Empire-controlled galaxy, armed with a lightsaber.
While exact details are yet to be revealed, there's a lot to look forward to in this game. EA has also announced that more information will be presented at the Star Wars Celebration scheduled to take place from April 11-15. The Jedi Fallen Order reveal will be held on Saturday, April 13th during a special panel.
The game is set to release this fall, with sources pointing to November, specifically.