Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order director Stig Asmussen just lately revealed on the AIAS Sport Maker’s podcast that Lucasfilm pushed for Respawn to make a Star Wars recreation that did not concentrate on Jedi.
“I pitched, ‘Hey what if we do a recreation about Jedi and Drive powers,'” mentioned Asmussen. “They weren’t tremendous comfy with that. They threw it again, ‘What about blasters or bounty hunters?'”
That is actually odd to listen to. There have been so many Star Wars video games, motion pictures, and different associated works over time which have targeted on Jedis and drive powers that we simply naturally assumed that Lucasfilm, Disney, and others who maintain the purse strings have been those pushing for these components to be included. In spite of everything, it was prompt that a part of the explanation why canceled video games like Ragtag and Star Wars 1313 fell aside is that they have been attempting to do issues a bit of otherwise.
Regardless, Asmussen insisted that the group be allowed to make the sport they needed to make or that they may as nicely “begin constructing a racing recreation at this level.”
“The Jedi is the Holy Grail,” mentioned Asmussen. “There was a bit of little bit of forwards and backwards, however they might see the place I used to be coming from and mentioned, ‘All proper, we are able to begin having a dialog about making a recreation about Drive customers, however not Jedi.’ After which the sport comes out and its identify is Jedi.”
It is good to know that all the pieces (sort of) labored out, however we’re nonetheless fascinated by the thought of Lucasfilm wanting somebody to make a Star Wars recreation that does not concentrate on Jedi. Contemplating the success of initiatives like The Mandalorian, we would like to see a recreation developer deal with the Star Wars universe from a barely extra grounded perspective. Between that potential challenge and Fallen Order, we would even slowly start to enter a brand new golden age for Star Wars video games.
Matthew Byrd is a employees author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Area to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You may learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.
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