Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to launch this fall

Publisher Electronic Arts have confirmed today that the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is still slated for a fall 2019 launch window. EA has still yet to provide an exact release date for the title but the fall deadline serves as further confirmation of the initially announced “holiday 2019” release plans. Little is still known about the game, though details regarding the development team and overall gameplay style have also been confirmed in conjunction with the fall release announcement.

The confirmation has come from EA’s quarterly earning’s announcement, which outlined plans for several major releases from the publisher by the end of the year. Respawn Entertainment, the same studio that just recently launched the free-to-play battle royale shooter Apex Legends, have assigned an entirely new team to work on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Developers who had previously worked on the Titanfall series will be dedicated to Apex Legends and future installments in the Titanfall universe.

CEO of EA Andrew Wilson has also today commented on the current state of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and is confident in the game’s progress.

“It’s very far along in development, and having spent time with it recently myself, it plays spectacularly well,” he said. “This game truly captures the fantasy of becoming a Jedi, and we will have a lot more to share soon.”

Development is being led by God of War veteran Stig Asmussen whose previous work was positively received by action game enthusiasts.

Much of the known information about Jedi: Fallen Order is basic at best. It’s a single-player action game played from a third-person perspective and it will tell the story of a Jedi warrior either during or post the events of the film Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. While many other Star Wars pieces of media have set stories during this timeline before, it will allegedly offer a fresh perspective for players. Disney has also confirmed that the events of the game will be considered canon. It’s even rumored to play like the Force Unleashed games.

EA recently came under fire for its mismanagement of the Star Wars IP in light of the cancellation of a planned open-world title.