In an interview with GameInformer, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game director Stig Asmussen answered some lingering questions about the upcoming action RPG. A couple of questions were related to the identity of the game’s protagonist, in particular, his race and gender.
The team considered having a non-human protagonist but it might have alienated the audience due to the lack of the human connection with the character.
Asmussen also got asked about Cal Kestis’ gender:
“We arrived at where we were because at the time [new film trilogy protagonist] Rey was kind of the thing for Star Wars, so it made a lot more sense for us to have a male protagonist,” Asmussen explained.
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