Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the latest Respawn effort released on consoles and PC. Many liked the game, but Lucasfilm wasn't convinced of the result.
We learn about the behind the scenes on the development of the action adventure set in the Star Wars universe. The title performed well among critics and players, but Lucasfilm believed that creating a title based on Jedi, lightsabers and the Force would not be successful.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is set in the period immediately after the great Jedi purge due to order 66, the order given by the new Emperor Palpatine. Despite the goodness of the title, Respawn you have to measure yourself with Lucasfilm who wanted a game based on blasters and bounty hunters.
"I said, 'Hey, what if we play a game about the Jedi and the Force powers?' They weren't comfortable with this at all. They threw it away, 'What about blasters or bounty hunters?' "
According to Sting Amussen, game director of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, he admitted that he had to convince Lucasfilm to create a title based on who uses the Force. Sting talked about the difficulties encountered to convince Lucasfilm, who currently controls the entire Star Wars universe. Moreover, it seems that the Lucasfilm boys are very protective of the Star Wars universe and especially of the Jedi.
“This does not coincide with the idea with which we built the team; you can also ask us to create a racing title at this point. But I don't think they will be particularly happy with the result. "
There were two Star Wars games that were canceled, the first was 1313, the title presented years ago based precisely on bounty hunters who unfortunately no longer saw the light. Then there was the Visceral Games project, Project Ragtag which unfortunately never saw the light of the day because of Electronic Arts.
“The Jedi are the holy grail. To play a game on the Jedi you must earn it. There was a bit of a hustle and bustle, but they could see where I came from and they said: 'Okay, we can start talking about making a game about who uses the Force, but not about the Jedi'. And then the game comes out and his name is Jedi. "
Apparently Respawn's determination and perseverance eventually paid off, although bounty hunters have actually become very popular with fans lately, also thanks to series like The Mandalorian.
What do you think of the story? Did you like the Star Wars title born from the creators of Titanfall or do you agree with the idea that Lucasfilm had? In the meantime, you have heard that the new movie about Is Doctor Strange left without a director?