At EA Play this year, Respawn provided the first official look at their upcoming game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The first look showcase how combat works in the game, how BD-1 plays a role in gameplay and introduced some familiar characters within the Star Wars universe. Today, EA and Respawn have shared the full E3 demo that some of the press got to see behind closed doors offering a new look at other aspects of the game will work.
Game Director Stig Asmussen shared a letter about revealing the full demo today saying “revealing gameplay is always a little nerve-wracking, even more so when considering our goal of delivering 25 minutes of hands-on footage, not to mention the little point that this is the latest Star Wars game. Looking back a week later, the response has been amazing and informative. We are incredibly humbled by your support and are dedicated(more than ever) to make this game as great as it can be!”
While most of the feedback towards the reveal was positive, others were unsure if there was more to the combat because it seemed a little easy. Stig went into more detail about deciding what they should show and also talked about all of the other aspects of the game. “We spent months going back and forth discussing the best strategy to release this content, and ultimately decided for the first-look, it was critical to present a focused 15 minutes of raw, in-game footage highlighting lightsaber gameplay that speaks to the Jedi fantasy in an empowering way. But it should not be mistaken that our combat is overpowered or easy. I promise there is considerable challenge and depth to be found within our combat system. The same can be said about our approach to level design, which is crafted in a non-linear way with heavy influences from games like Metroid, Castlevania, and the Souls series. The game will feature several planets that the player can elect to travel to via starship. On these worlds unique abilities and upgrades can be found that open up new paths across other planets, making retraversal an essential part of the gameplay experience. This is a lot to describe in 15 minutes of gameplay. Getting hands on the full 25 minute experience is best to completely understand it.” Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order releases on November 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.