‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ Dropped A Trailer, And Twitter Users Got Salty About Some Of The Marketing

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.

(Via io9, VG24/7, and DevDell)