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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order force skill tree has no Dark Side

Respawn revealed that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order players won't be able to choose between the Light and the Dark Side in the upcoming adventure game.


EA Play 2019 kicked off on Saturday, revealing quite a bit about some of EA’s upcoming projects. One of the biggest reveals, though, was our first look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the newest game coming out of Apex Legends and TitanFall 2 developer, Respawn Entertainment. While it was exciting to learn that Cal Kestis will be considered a canon character in the Star Wars universe, it meant that we would inevitably end up with some restrictions for how the story could play out. Unfortunately, one such restriction comes in the fact that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order players won’t be able to choose between the Light and the Dark Side, and there won’t be a Dark Side section in the skill tree.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order force skill tree has no Dark Side
Cal has a defined story arc that players will follow and experience.

We talked a bit more about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order with Brandon Kelch, the game’s technical director. While it had already been revealed during EA Play 2019 that Cal wouldn’t be able to go to the Dark Side, Kelch sealed the deal by further explaining that there won’t be any kind of Dark Side skills available to players. Cal has a story arc that he’s meant to follow, and players won’t be able to really deviate from that.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is definitely an exciting title for Star Wars fans, and we’re all looking forward to it. Of course, it is disappointing to learn that we won’t have some of the same freedoms we had in previous Star Wars games like Knights of the Old Republic. Considering the more action-adventure orientation for Fallen Order it makes sense, as the game has never really been billed as a full-fledged RPG where things like player choices will affect the outcome of the story.

Even though we won’t be able to feed the Dark Side of our Jedi minds, we’re still stoked for the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order when it hits this November. For more info from E3 2019, be sure to return to our main hub. You can also follow Shacknews on Twitter for all the latest updates right on your timeline.

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    June 9, 2019 11:35 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order force skill tree has no Dark Side

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      June 9, 2019 11:56 AM

      Jebus, could they make it any worse at this point? Fuckin' Jedi Knight wasn't an RPG, this game has no excuse other than the suits telling them what they can and can't do.
      This game better have an ace up its sleeve cuz got damn@!

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      June 9, 2019 12:37 PM


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        June 9, 2019 12:39 PM

        I mean, I was already on the Thumbs Down side of things from that awful awful animation, but wow, Darkside too skurry? Now I'm not even paying attention.

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      June 9, 2019 12:49 PM

      Dark side is dlc.

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      June 9, 2019 3:00 PM


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      June 9, 2019 3:55 PM

      I'm down with that

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      June 9, 2019 4:14 PM

      Preorder the deluxe edition now to embrace your dark side!

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      June 9, 2019 4:23 PM

      They said in the video that this character has a specific place/purpose in the canon.

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      June 9, 2019 4:32 PM

      dont see why people would think there would be. this isnt a dark forces game. From the original pitch, I never expected that their would be an option of going dark.

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