Chris Avellone Discusses The Importance of Story For STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is being revealed today and fans are anxious. On the one hand, it’s supposed to be a great singleplayer experience for Star Wars fans. On the other hand, there’s a giant EA on the box. We’ll just have to see how things go during the reveal, but in the meantime, Chris Avellone is one of the writers on the game and he has come out to assure fans that the story of the game is going to be fantastic. Avellone explains that there were six narrative designers working on the project and emphasized that the story was crucial to Respawn Entertainment.

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. 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 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.”

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. And I was, which was good,” said Avellone. “It didn’t require a ton of new research.

Avellone’s experience includes Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II which is one of my all-time favorite games! This makes me very excited and hopeful, but I guess we’ll just have to wait for the big reveal later today to get a better sense of what to expect. What are you hoping comes from Fallen Order?

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