EA Confirms Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Will Not Have a Season Pass

EA Confirms Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Will Not Have a Season Pass

No DLC or microtransactions either.

We already know that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be a single-player affair, absent of the multiplayer and live-service elements that have driven recent EA-published games. But this single-player goal extends to DLC as well, as EA Star Wars community manager Jay Ingram confirms there are no plans for DLC, season passes, or microtransactions.

EA is taking a new approach with Jedi: Fallen Order, moving away from live-service games with long lifespans, in favor of a self-contained single-player adventure. Players familiar with EA's preference for live-service games are somewhat skeptical and EA has acknowledged their skepticism.

"['Angry' Joe Vargas is] understandably skeptical and there's nothing wrong with that. It's on us to win back players," Ingram says in response to one popular critic's reactions to the new Jedi: Fallen Order will be single-player only.

To be fair, news of a single-player Star Wars game is hard to imagine considering EA's previous two Star Wars games, Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2, have been online, live-service games. EA also canceled Amy Hennig's planned single-player Star Wars game and moved the project to EA Vancouver where it could be more future-forward (read: live-service).

So, it's news that all the official EA channels for Jedi: Fallen Order are reinforcing the fact that the upcoming action game from Respawn really won't include any live-service elements, microtransactions, or even DLC.

I still believe that plans for the latter could change depending on how well Jedi: Fallen Order performs. After all, single-player games like Insomniac's Spider-Man got a limited set of narrative DLC.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is coming to PC, Ps4, and Xbox One on November 15. Check out our Jedi: Fallen Order guide for more of our coverage.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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