Respawn‘s game will leave multiple things aside from microtransactions and loot boxes that we have seen in multiple AAA games in the past few years…
Jay Ingram, the community manager for Electronic Arts‘ Star Wars games, wrote something serious on Twitter: „No season pass and no plans for DLC.” So the game immediately abandons post-game expansion: the game comes out and that’s it – there aren’t even DLC planned. That’s not all, though: „Just standard and deluxe” editions will be available for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, meaning it will also skip a collector’s edition, which is something we can’t even remember the last time it happened with an AAA title!
Press Start, an Australian publication, has interviewed Stig Asmussen, the game’s producer. He revealed that the game won’t be as punishing as say, the Souls games: „Look, I love the Souls games. You’re not going to be able to make a melee action game without having a little bit of influence from the other games. DMC is really cool. God of War’s awesome, but we don’t want to have something that’s super punishing. There’s a lot of people that are going to want to play this game, and as much as I like those games, we’re going to have to do a little bit more, kind of, I don’t want to say hand-holding, but we have to — Players have to be able to just pick it up, and it’s like, “Oh yeah. This feels right. I felt like this at other experiences before.”
But, I still think there’s a layer of depth within the combat, and how you use the Force powers to take down enemies more efficiently. As you grow, those that are keen will recognize that there are different things, maybe tells that enemies give, that allow you to open them up, and take them down a little bit faster.”
Oh, and the game won’t be short either! „[…] in terms of timeframe, it’s not going to be a short game. I’ve read some stuff. Comments like, “Oh, it’s going to be a five-hour game,” after Vince Zampella announced that we’re going to be single-player only, and no microtransactions, and that kind of stuff. It’s going to be a quality experience,” Asmussen added.
We’ll first see gameplay of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which comes out on November 15 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, in June, at around E3.