Many fans have been wondering whether Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be a lengthy game or not, and thankfully, we finally have some answers from the development team, which says that it won't be a short game.
Since the release of the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, anticipation has been building for the game, which is set to release this fall. We already know that the game will be a story-driven title, with no multiplayer or microtransactions, making it the first single-player Jedi action game in almost a decade. However, the news of its single player status led many gamers, jaded by their past experiences, to speculate that the title would be a “five-hour game.”
We now have confirmation directly from the Jedi Order’s development team that this is not the case.
In an interview after the game’s official unveiling, Stig Asmussen, the Game Director, and Lucasfilm’s Steve Blank have confirmed that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is “not going to be a short game.”
By directly addressing and refuting the online speculation, the comments will surely help dispel some of the fears gamers have about another Star Wars game attached to EA.
The 5-hour rumors started spreading due to players' previous disappointment with the 5-7 hour playtime of Star Wars Battlefront II’s single-player campaign mode, with many fearing that the same would befall Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. However, it appears these fears are unfounded, which means gamers can start to be more optimistic.
While it’s easy to see EA and struggle to move past the fact that its name is attached to the project, Star Wars fans should remember that we are mainly dealing with Respawn, the studio behind the epic Titanfall 2 campaign.
In an interview with StarWars.com, Douglas Reilly, Vice President of Lucasfilm Games, tells us that “it is an all-star team of folks. And we’ve known this from the very beginning. That, working with Respawn, we were gonna get a great, immersive Star Wars experience.”
The trailer has certainly given us a lot to think about and looks incredibly promising. We know that the game will tell the story of Cal Kestis, a young padawan with incomplete training, in the wake of Order 66. Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn, tells us that we can expect a learning curve for abilities, a variety of fights, and an immersive world.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is due to be released on November 15, 2019.