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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order dev team says they looked at Metroid Prime closely as a source of inspiration

At least a dev team at EA respects Nintendo

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is not coming to the Switch, but the developers behind the game certainly have a fond place in their hearts for Nintendo. In particular, the team has quite an affinity for Metroid. In an interview with Game Informer, Stig Asmussen, Jedi: Fallen Order’s director, mentions how the Metroid series inspired the development of the game.

“We looked at the structure of Metroid Prime closely. Early on, I looked at the cadence of getting upgrades in Metroid and we mapped that out. Ours in Jedi: Fallen Order is nothing like that, but it was a good exercise to go through. I think [Jedi: Fallen Order’s approach] will feel fresh; it’s not exactly like Metroidvania. We also looked at games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls that have the same types of methodology. We studied those games and they inspired us to find an experience that works well for our game.”

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The second they showed the map i was like "thats totally some metroid prime vibes, this could be really cool." Too bad what they showed seemed very linear.

I'm not a big EA guy but I will admit that this game does look incredibly promising

EA is just the publisher. It's being developed by respawn, the people behind titanfall/apex legends.

I am aware that Respawn is developing it, I was just afraid that EA would interfere with it greatly like they usually do with most of their other games but that doesn't seem to be the case here.

seansneachta
Sat Jun 08 19 04:01pm
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Usually they let devs do what they want for the first game and then when it’s a success EA steps in and destroys the franchise/series in the name of profit Smile

Respawn has only been under the EA boot for 2 years so their toxic influence hasn’t taken hold yet it seems

And Respawn was bought by EA after Titanfall 2, so he isn't wrong by saying it's an EA game

EA also published both titanfall games. I wasn't disputing his claim that it is technically an EA game I was quelling the fear that EA would interfere when they have shown so far that they haven't in regards to any of respawn's games.

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