Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order should have been one of the biggest game announcements of the show. Not only is Star Wars itself the hottest property in the world, with few recent gaming tie-ins outside the Battlefront games, but the title's developer, Respawn Entertainment, has low-key been making some of the best first-person shooters of the generation.
Unfortunately, its announcement was indicative of EA's handling of the Star Wars licence as a whole. Sloppy, awkward and seemingly done on a whim, the game was announced during the publisher's conference, with Respawn VP Vince Zampella casually sitting in the audience and talking about the title as if it was already common knowledge.
No logos were shown, no gameplay was seen, but a vague holiday 2019 release was touted alongside the fact that the game would indeed cast players as Jedi Knights. The reason for no official footage was that the studio and Lucasfilm had only just come to an agreement on the setting and characters, which begs the question: if these elements have only just been confirmed, then how the hell are Respawn going to ship this game in little over a year?