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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Writer Says Story Is "Very Important" At Studio

Explains why the game is entirely single-player.


Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a new story in the Star Wars universe, coming from noted Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment. Chris Avellone, the writer behind Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords, recently opened up about his experience writing this new Star Wars entry, and said this element is "very important" to Respawn. He's also tweeted that he's done with his portion of the game.

"I hope [the six writers] are listed in the reveal because I accidentally said 'I've wrapped this up,' but there are other writers and I'm not even the lead guy," Avellone said in an interview with VG247. "Story was very important to Respawn. I think they do a good job of introducing various narrative layers into their games already, but they think the story is an important part of what they perceive to be a Star Wars game. That's one of the reasons I like Respawn, because when they tackle something like that, they understand what the important points are."

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The lead narrative designer for Jedi: Fallen Order is Aaron Contreras, who previously was the narrative designer for Mafia 3. "I think they brought me on because I have a pretty strong Star Wars pedigree so I'd probably be able to just jump right in," Avellone continued. "And I was, which was good. It didn't require a ton of new research."

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is scheduled to release November 15 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. There's quite a few people and places we want to see in the game. Respawn hasn't announced scheduled platforms for Jedi: Fallen Order, but the game is presumably releasing for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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