Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Was Almost About Bounty Hunters

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order director Stig Asmussen lately revealed on the AIAS Game Maker’s podcast that Lucasfilm pushed for Respawn to make a Star Wars game that did not give attention to Jedi. 

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“I pitched, ‘Hey what if we do a game about Jedi and Force powers,'” stated Asmussen. “They were not super comfortable with that. They threw it back, ‘What about blasters or bounty hunters?'”

That’s actually odd to listen to. There have been so many Star Wars video games, films, and different associated works through the years which have targeted on Jedis and pressure powers that we simply naturally assumed that Lucasfilm, Disney, and others who maintain the purse strings had been those pushing for these components to be included. After all, it was advised that half of the rationale why canceled video games like Ragtag and Star Wars 1313 fell aside is that they had been attempting to do issues somewhat otherwise. 

Regardless, Asmussen insisted that the group be allowed to make the game they needed to make or that they could as nicely “start building a racing game at this point.”

“The Jedi is the Holy Grail,” stated Asmussen. “There was a little bit of back and forth, but they could see where I was coming from and said, ‘All right, we can start having a conversation about making a game about Force users, but not Jedi.’ And then the game comes out and its name is Jedi.”

It’s good to know that every part (variety of) labored out, however we’re nonetheless fascinated by the thought of Lucasfilm wanting somebody to make a Star Wars game that does not give attention to Jedi. Considering the success of tasks like The Mandalorian, we might like to see a game developer deal with the Star Wars universe from a barely extra grounded perspective. Between that potential venture and Fallen Order, we’d even slowly start to enter a brand new golden age for Star Wars video games. 

Matthew Byrd is a employees author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed sequence of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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