With Star Wars Celebration Chicago giving us the first trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and a panel presentation full of new details, IGN’s Brian Altano sat down to talk with the game developers to learn more about what to expect.
You can hear the full interview by watching the video above, but one detail in particular that stood out is how it will be an action adventure game with no stealth elements. With the game trailer featuring Jedi hero Cal running scared after Order 66 and wearing a hood to stay hidden, laying low by not using his Force powers, and repeating the phrase “Don’t stand out,” it certainly paints the picture of a game where stealth elements would be in the mix, but game director Stig Asmussen from Respawn explained that there will be no stealth mechanics in favor of emphasizing lightsaber and Force-power combat.
“I’ve heard that from a couple people and I can understand why, but no, stealth isn’t something that we’re featuring in the game,” Asmussen told IGN. “You can jump into a situation and negotiate the battle the way that you want. There’s a lot of choice in how you come across your enemies and take them down. You could potentially, if you wanted, sneak around and not get the AI’s attention. I guess that’s technically possible. It’s not something we’re openly encouraging. We want the player to have fun and the power fantasy of having a lightsaber and Force powers and stealth doesn’t really fit into that or this game.”
Be sure to check our reaction to seeing the trailer and panel at Star Wars Celebration:
And of course, we have plenty more coverage from Star Wars Celebration, including our comprehensive coverage on everything we’ve learned so far about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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