Thanks to Disney, the lightsabers will be slightly downgraded in Respawn Entertainment‘s new game.
„The official word is that droids and creatures are fair game for having their arms and legs lopped off, but not humans. We can blame Disney and Lucasfilm for that. One of the lead designers on the game explained to me that cutting off a limb or a head is used sparingly for powerful moments in the games and films, so Lucasfilm wanted to keep those moments powerful. They may use it in a similar way in Fallen Order, during a big moment, cutscene, boss fight, or something like that, but you’re not going to be slicing off heads and arms left and right in a modern Star Wars game,” Ryan McCaffrey says on IGN. He heard this information from Justin Perez, the lead designer of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
So no matter how we look at it, it is simply a downgrade via the Star Wars IP’s leadership’s directive, weakening Respawn Entertainment’s next game’s lightsabers, as Disney and Lucasfilm don’t allow limb and head dismemberment outside key elements in games and films. This rule from the films also applies to the seventh season of the Clone Wars animated series as well. The reason why we haven’t seen dismemberment in the E3 gameplay demo of the game wasn’t that Respawn not implementing it yet, but instead, they were simply not allowed to openly use it. We don’t understand this mentality, to be fair.
Therefore, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be censored from this aspect. The game will be out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, on November 15, published by Electronic Arts. Until then, have a look at one video each from IGN and GameInformer…