Electronic Arts showcase their latest single player Star Wars game with oodles of new footage!
Electronic Arts are having a rough time with the Star Wars license they acquired in 2013. Since obtaining the license shortly after the Disney buyout of Lucasfilm, they’ve only produced two games at this point.
Apparently, even EA themselves are unhappy they have such a big license with several years to go until the deal expires.
EA’s first release, Star Wars: Battlefront was a hugely popular online-only multiplayer game which did feature some single-player content, such as playing against bots in multiplayer maps.
Star War: Battlefront II once again featured a huge multiplayer aspect but perhaps after the criticism of the original game, it now featured a story-driven single player campaign of around five hours. However, the game still received a negative backlash due to the use of microtransactions.
As I reported in the previous Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order story, where the game was revealed sans any gameplay footage at the 2019 official Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, EA have developed several Star Wars games that have since been canceled.
Today, Electronic Arts held a self-promotional event entitled EA Play ahead of next weeks E3 event. Amongst the other games on display, this was our first look at just over ten minutes of new gameplay footage from the latest single player Star Wars game.
Taking place after Order 66, which started the galaxy-wide purge of the Jedi Order, players take control of Padawan Cal Kestis, one of the last surviving Jedi as he attempts to survive while chased by the Galactic Empire.
EA have reiterated that this is solely a strong single player game with no multiplayer aspects whatsoever and no microtransactions.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is set for release on the 15th of November for PC, Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4.