Less than two years ago, Uncharted creator Amy Hennig had her story-based single-player Star Wars game, code-named Ragtag, shut down by EA. The message at the time? Single-player games do not make money - or at least, not enough - to continue justifying their existance.
And then the Battlefront 2 loot box drama happened.
Cut to this weekend, when Titanfall developer Respawn announced its story-based single-player Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen Order, released by... EA. The publisher's promise now? There will be no multiplayer, no loot boxes, so please enjoy this single-player experience.
The Star Wars video game leaks continue: this time it's a release date for Respawn's Jedi: Fallen Order.
As seen on the back of Star Wars pin badges from the ongoing Star Wars Celebration event, Jedi: Fallen Order comes out 15th November 2019.
Leaked fallen order pins. Release date says 11/15/19 on back from r/FallenOrder
UPDATE: EA has promised it won't add microtransactions or loot boxes to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order post-launch.
Video game leaks often come from fairly unexpected places, and this time we have one courtesy of an Amazon T-shirt listing. I imagine someone's getting a dressing down for this.
Star Wars, Battlefield and Anthem publisher EA has said it will not hold an E3 press conference this year.
There's a lot resting on Respawn's upcoming Star Wars title. In the context of EA binning practically all other games planned for the franchise, many Star Wars fans are feeling pretty anxious about how the third-person action/adventure will pan out.