Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Apparently Has Optional Online Play

By Laura Kate Dale on at

In the run up to the trailer reveal for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, EA and developer Respawn have made a lot of noise about how this game won't be following the monetisation strategy of the average EA game. It's a single-player story-driven game with no microtransactions, no loot boxes, and no DLC. It's promoting itself as everything a lot of Star Wars fans have wanted for a long time – a game where you can play as a Jedi without any outside interruptions or pushes for money.

However, it may not be quite like playing a completely single-player game of old, if a piece of info on the game's PSN page is correct.

As you can see in the image above taken from the game's listing on the PlayStation store, Fallen Order does have online play of some kind, although it will be optional.

As of now, it's unclear what form that would take. It could be as simple as your name showing up in someone else's in-game news feed, but the game will have some kind of online play if this information is accurate. That's not necessarily a bad thing – it's just a little surprising given how much EA and Respawn have been hammering home that this is a single-player only game.

We have reached out to both EA and Respawn for comment, and will update if we receive a response.