In lieu of a formal press conference, EA spent its E3 EA Play presentation giving half-hour presentations on its upcoming slate of games. It kicked off with a deep dive into Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, and now Respawn has released the full 25-minute gameplay demonstration that footage was pulled from.
The footage was accompanied with a note from game director Stig Asmussen on the EA Blog. The letter goes into detail about the goals of the demo, which was to show off lightsaber gameplay. He also mentioned that the level design is non-linear akin to a Metroid, Castlevania, or Souls game. The non-linear design and planet hopping was clipped from the stage show, leading to some criticism over the demo not showing one core aspect of the game, but the full 25-minute demo shows it off in more detail.
“We’re excited to enter the final stage of game development: shipping this game. There is no doubt a lot of work ahead of us, but I have a ton of confidence in our team. We’ve only shown a fraction of the game, and we’re looking forward to sharing more in the coming months.”
The E3 demo earned accolades including GameSpot’s Best of E3 , and it’s one of the most pre-ordered games at GameStop following the event. The demo showed off a variety of Force powers and combat that’s deeper than mere hacking and slashing. Lightsabers won’t be able to just dismember enemies willy-nilly, however. We also learned at the event that it didn’t start as a Star Wars game.
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order releases on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 15.