The waiting is almost over. Later this week, we will finally all be able to get our hands on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The latest Star Wars game from Electronic Arts has a lot resting on its shoulders after the company’s disappointing handling of the license up to this point. Here in Enthusiast Towers, we’re all just hoping that Respawn Entertainment has been given free-reign to do what they want with the game and EA has remained hands-off.
Anyway, we’re only a few days away from the launch of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and that would normally mean that EA Access subscribers would be able to begin playing. However, EA has just announced that they are withholding that feature in the case of this game. According to a Tweet from the EA Access Twitter account, it is to reduce the risk of spoilers. To compensate for this, the developer is offering cosmetic skins for both your ship and companion droid, BD-1. You can check out the Tweet below –
We've opted not to have early/timed access (Play First Trial), in part to reduce the risk of spoilers. Instead, EA Access members get these exclusive cosmetics!https://t.co/UQ1ZKzOvnh pic.twitter.com/tRV7rQjnQb
— EA Access (@EAAccess) November 11, 2019
I suppose I can see the point of this move but it is a little disappointing. It is also a little concerning seeing as the review embargo date is the same as the launch date. We just hope that this isn’t all a way to cover up a disappointing game. We all so badly want Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to be a great game. Guess we’ll find out later this week.
If you are unfamiliar with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, you can check out the launch trailer for the game along with the official description below –
The galaxy awaits as Cal Kestis embarks upon an epic journey in hopes of rebuilding the Jedi Order. Fight for your survival, explore the mysteries of a long-extinct civilization, and become a Jedi.
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order is a third-person action-adventure game from Respawn Entertainment. Available on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on November 15, 2019.