Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order writer Chris Avellone has said story is “very important to Respawn” in concern to the upcoming game. The Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords writer tweeted that he’s done with his portion of the Jedi: Fallen Order’s story. Respawn is expected to announce further details about Jedi: Fallen Order during a panel at Star Wars Celebration.
“I hope [the six writers] are listed in the reveal because I accidentally said ‘I’ve wrapped this up,’ but there are other writers and I’m not even the lead guy,” Avellone said in an interview with VG247. “Story was very important to Respawn. I think they do a good job of introducing various narrative layers into their games already, but they think the story is an important part of what they perceive to be a Star Wars game. That’s one of the reasons I like Respawn, because when they tackle something like that, they understand what the important points are.”
The lead narrative designer for Jedi: Fallen Order is Aaron Contreras, who previously led the creation of the story for Mafia 3. “I think they brought me on because I have a pretty strong Star Wars pedigree so I’d probably be able to just jump right in,” Avellone continued. “And I was, which was good. It didn’t require a ton of new research.”
The first details for Jedi: Fallen Order were revealed during E3 2018. Respawn boss Vince Zampella said the Star Wars game has you play as a Jedi Padawan who escaped Order 66 after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, still armed with a lightsaber. Zampella and Jedi: Fallen Order game director Stig Asmussen will further discuss Respawn and Lucasfilm’s collaboration on the game on April 13 at 11:30 AM PT / 2:30 PM ET / 7:30 PM BST. Prior to the panel, Jedi: Fallen Order art work was leaked.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is scheduled to release Fall 2019. Despite not knowing much about it, there’s quite a few people and places we want to see in the game. Respawn hasn’t announced scheduled platforms for Jedi: Fallen Order, but the game is presumably releasing for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.