Star Wars Celebration Chicago has brought us several updates on upcoming projects, like The Mandalorian, and revealed the first trailers for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (above). The game comes from Respawn Entertainment and EA Star Wars. It’s set after Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith and follows one of the last surviving Padawans after Order 66 led to the murder of most Jedi. Cal Kestis — voiced and mo-capped by Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham) — is hiding from Purge Troopers on the planet Bracca until his decision to save a friend exposes his force sensitivity.
It’s a single-player Star Wars game that, admittedly, looks like fun. We saw a lot of positive reactions to the game, but people on Twitter went negative about one aspect of the marketing: EA’s involvement. Specifically, they joked about this tweet from the multiple Golden Poo Award-winning company:
EA has had to apologize for microtransactions and loot boxes in the past, and they even temporarily removed microtransactions from another Star Wars game, Star Wars: Battlefront 2, after criticism. And since gamers seem to hate microtransactions as much as they love goofing on EA, the pushback to EA’s tweet was strong:
Even other game devs were cracking wise:
But — if you’ll forgive a bit of a non sequitor — this definitely wasn’t the best Star Wars-related joke we saw this weekend. That honor goes to this timely mashup:
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is coming — without microtransactions or loot boxes — to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this November 15th.