E3 2018: EA confirms its open-world Star Wars game, Jedi Fallen Order

At EA Play this afternoon, Electronic Arts confirmed that it is indeed working on a Star Wars game, previously rumored as an open-world game.

The game’s title is Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, which makes it clear we’ll be playing around in the Jedi lore. It’s also set during the Dark Times when Vader and Palpatine are busying themselves hunting down all the remaining Jedi, which puts it somewhere in the 20-year period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

EA says the game is scheduled for “holiday of 2019,” so there’s something big to look forward to next year. Aaaaand that’s it – it’s not ready to be shown at E3 this year, unfortunately.

We first had an inkling that this was coming back in March when the rumors began based on an EA job description that read, “Lead a team to deliver online features for a Star Wars open world project. You will design, architect and implement the online infrastructure for the project while working with industry-leading central technologies. You will lead a team of engineers to accomplish the goals for the product as well as be an effective people manager to grow the talent on the team. You will report to the project technical director and ensure that the online systems are meeting the robustness and performance requirements.” Modern job listings characterize the game as an “interactive storytelling” experience.

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CubAvenger

FINALLY a single-player Nu Star Wars game.

After all the mobile games and multi-player FPS-only games, I was beginning to think they’d never make another story-based Star Wars game.

While I’m content to load up Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy, Knights Of The Old Republic, Knights Of The Old Republic II, and The Force Unleashed, it’s nice to know there will be a new single-player RPG coming soon.

Now, if only they’d announce an MMO set after Return Of The Jedi.

Solaris
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Solaris

I wonder if this is on the Frostbyte engine….

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Greaterdivinity

Considering they’ve transitioned most of their in-house games to that engine nowadays, that’s a safe bet.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

they showed anthem last year at e3 and that isnt coming out until february of next year. i am calling it that there is ZERO chance that fallen jedi comes out holiday next year. zero chance.

amkosh
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amkosh

From looking at other coverage, especially the video. Fallen Order doesn’t seem to be the open world star wars game. Ya all better correct this.

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Darthbawl

If Battlefield V, Anthem and this game don’t have some kind of shenanigans from EA, I’ll eat my proverbial shorts. Even after all rioting recently I’m certain they are going to find some old or even new way to sneak into your wallet and exercise that credit card. Track records like the one EA has are very very hard to forget/forgive and stop from future douchebaggery.

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Sally Bowls

It may depend on what you think about OAP.

https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/06/10/1638219/ea-touting-profound-impact-of-streaming-and-subscription-announces-origin-access-premier

The subscription gives access to Madden 19, FIFA 19, Battlefield V and Anthem as well as the Vault (Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Batman: Arkham Knight, Inside)

It seems like a good deal for consumers. Ergo, I expect extremely vitriolic complaints from the experts here.

phaedrux
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phaedrux

It seems like a good deal for consumers. Ergo, I expect extremely vitriolic complaints from the experts here.

Spicy!

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Armsman

And I’m sure…“The Lockbox is strong with this one.”

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Dragon Whimsy

Doubtful. Neither Battlefield V or Anthem have lock boxes. I think players have won on that score for now.

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Dragon Whimsy

The Star Wars game by Respawn “Jedi: Fallen Order” is not the rumored open world game. That is the game they are making from the assets of the former Visceral game and will have multi-player elements. “Jedi: Fallen Order” is a heavily story based single-player game.

The rumors are that it’s a “God of War 2” style game.

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shroudofthedarkside

I’ll stick to SWTOR. Should’ve improved upon that instead of giving us another PT/OT game. Besides, I don’t wanna play as a Jedi.

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rafael12104

Cool that there was a mention of it, but.. with so little info provided it didn’t leave me wanting more. It left me with that feeling you get when someone you know sees you but pretends they don’t see you.

“Screw you, pal!”

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Toy Clown

Will this Star Wars bring back the Entertainer and Tamer professions? If so, I’ll be there with my Twi’lek and blue graul! They’re gonna have Twi’leks, right? With customizable options, right?