Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order protagonist Cal Kestis is a human -- a human with a really big jaw and, in our opinion at least, a very punchable face. But what if the hero of the upcoming adventure title wasn't human? What if they were one of those blokes with tentacle heads? Or the little weird aliens with hand-feet? Well, this was apparently a discussion that developer Respawn Entertainment had.
In an interview with Game Informer, director Stig Asmussen says that the team talked about the possibility of having an alien protagonist. "Ultimately we didn't go with an alien race because we felt like -- no pun intended -- that it would alienate a lot of people. We wanted to make sure that there was a real human connection to the character we have in the game," says Asmussen. "Although, I personally I think it would be really cool to have an alien protagonist," he adds.
It's maybe a bit of a shame that the developer didn't end up with a weird alien lead, but it sounds like despite Asmussen's enthusiasm, a human protagonist was the most straightforward choice. As for why Respawn went with a human male rather than a female, Asmussen says that it just made sense, given that Rey is essentially the main character in the new Star Wars films. We suppose the studio didn't want its project to draw too many comparisons to the ongoing movies.
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