“I am glad for Respawn’s sake, as a result of I am enthusiastic about their recreation.”
Amy Hennig, artistic director behind the cancelled single-player Star Wars recreation referred to as Undertaking Ragtag, has some ideas on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and its standing as a single-player recreation with out microtransactions.
Talking with Eurogamer, Hennig mentioned “[It’s] odd! I’ve to be candid with you. I imply, [the news is] coming from the EA Star Wars Twitter deal with, so it is definitely a part of the plan, however I do not know whether or not it is implicitly referencing earlier feedback they made after our venture was killed?”
Hennig went on to debate the forwards and backwards between her crew and EA through the recreation’s troubled growth, with everybody “attempting to determine what the precise path is.” Admitting her view on why EA modified its stance on single-player solely video games is theory, she mentioned “I do not know why the change of coronary heart occurred, as a result of that was very clearly not a suitable plan once we have been engaged on Ragtag! However , issues change.”
When speaking about EA’s determination to cancel Visceral Video games’ Ragtag in summer time 2017, Hennig mentioned “That is virtually two years in the past, and rather a lot has modified in that point, and there is been a reasonably public and vocal backlash in opposition to the concept avid gamers don’t need single-player finite video games with out all these additional modes. After all they do, after all we do. So possibly that is only a demonstration of a change of technique for EA.”
She additionally acknowledges the change of administration in EA following her departure, saying “Each Patrick Soderlund and Jade Raymond have left within the meantime, and Laura Miele, who was the franchise normal supervisor for Star Wars once I joined, is now in Patrick’s function. So I haven’t got any insider data, however there’s plenty of causes they might have adopted a brand new angle for this. And I am glad for Respawn’s sake, as a result of I am enthusiastic about their recreation, and I’ve heard nice issues about it.”
Amy Hennig left EA after Undertaking Ragtag was cancelled by EA, opening a brand new studio within the course of. Nonetheless, she doesn’t blame EA for cancelling Undertaking Ragtag.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was formally revealed at Star Wars Celebration Chicago this weekend, confirming it gained’t have multiplayer or microtransactions. Whereas a lot concerning the recreation continues to be unknown, we do understand it’s not a stealth recreation, and we’ve some background on the sport’s most important villain.
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