Chris Avellone Is Wrapping Up Writing Work On Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order

Since Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming Star Wars game Jedi: Fallen Order is going to be getting debuted at this year’s Celebration Star Wars convention, the studio has had to step up its production. Now, writer Chris Avellone is apparently wrapping up his part of the work, writing the game’s script.

The new game was first announced at E3 2018 during EA’s conference in a very much lackluster manner, and has for the most part been forgotten about in the time since, especially given EA’s spotty track record with Star Wars games since then. The studio closed down Visceral Studios when the game wasn’t panning out how they wanted, and even their replacement had to be shut down for much the same reason.

While Respawn Entertainment had a smash hit on its hands in Titanfall 2 (despite its contentious release date, which put it between Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1), EA’s past performance not just with Star Wars games but studios in general is making people suspicious.

However, we may have reason to hope after all. Chris Avellone is one of the industry’s best writers, with a great deal of critically acclaimed games under his belt including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords, seen as one of the best Star Wars games ever despite being unfinished.

Avellone also said that there would be another bomb dropping in a month that he’d also worked on, but there’s no telling what that is yet. We don’t even know what the plot of Fallen Order will be, so we’ll just have to wait until Celebration to see exactly what it is. Considering Respawn’s track record with making well-reviewed games, though, hopefully it will be good.

And, considering Chris Avellone’s own track record, the game will at least hopefully have a great story. So, if you’re interested in Fallen Order, keep on the lookout for news from the convention when it begins on April 11 of this year.