This weekend Star Wars fans can't complain about the lack of attractions at this year's Star Wars Celebration Convention. The presentation of the first trailer of Star Wars Episode IX is behind us, and so is the reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. We've learned that the game will run on Unreal Engine 4 and the first details about its story. In addition, Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment, has revealed some interesting information. During the recent panel (to be seen on YouTube), the devs assured that the title will be a single player with an extensive story mode. The quality of the plot was taken care of by a six-person team of scriptwriters, including Aaron Contreras (Mafia III) and Chris Avellone (Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords, Planescape: Torment).
But there's more. Zampela also mentioned that the game will feature no multiplayer mode and no microtransactions. His words were confirmed on Twitter by producer Blair Brown and DICE's Ben Walke, responsible for communicating with the Star Wars: Battlefront community.
It's not hard to imagine that the fans probably breathed a sigh of relief. Many of them still blame Electronic Arts for cancelling Visceral Games' project along with the entire studio, which was explained by the team's inability to earn money from a single player (read: it wasn't a game-as-service project). Everyone also remembers the Star Wars: Battlefront II's microtransaction scandal, as well as its less-than-thrilling story campaign. If we add other disgraceful reports about EA (such as Anthem's "successes" so far and the reveal of the game's development process details), it's easy to understand why players may be mistrustful about another Star Wars project from that publisher.
The declarations about the lack of multiplayer mode and microtransactione should therefore please the fans, although some of them remain doubtful. Many, however, point out that the game is veing developed by Respawn Entertainment, which so far has not disappointed the expectations of players. Titanfall 2 may not have achieved commercial success (which resulted from the unfortunate release date, which forced the title to compete with the Call of Duty and Battlefield series), but it was warmly welcomed by critics. The unannounced Apex Legends quickly became one of the major players on the battle royale market, gaining a lot of popularity and recognition. Let's hope Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order doesn't end the team's good streak.