The least we can say is that the news around Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and its suite is rather rich at the moment. Indeed, after having indicated that the second episode would probably only come out on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS5 and PC, Jeff Grubb recently revealed that the game would be called Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Today, it is the turn of Nora Shramek, who worked on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as Lighting Artist, to reveal information to say the least.
“Lorsque I worked on the game, many developers militated so that the main character was black and/or a woman,” she explains on Twitter. _The reasons [of the refusal], it is: ‘there are already two Black characters in the game ‘and:’ Rey is a woman, we cannot make this choice either. ‘ I let you guess what people who made these decisions looked like. ” Before adding: “The worst thing I heard is when someone said (I’m not going to give details here): ‘I think black people should have more shiny skin because ‘She is more oily than that of others. Then, that person looks at me and says:’ Isn’t it, Nora? ‘ I answer: ‘But what’s wrong with you?'”
For things to be clear, Nora Shramek specifies that decisions were made at Respawn Entertainment, and that it was not a directive of Electronic Arts or Disney. She also underlines that she has nothing against actor Cameron Monaghan (who plays Cal Kestis, the hero chosen for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen order therefore) and that he did excellent work. In fact, she regrets that the executives of Respawn Entertainment did not take the opportunity to go against the diktats linked to the white man when defining the main protagonist of the game to, no doubt, reasons Marketing. Needless to say, this speaking has caused a lot of ink to flow and that many people wonder, suddenly, what the main character of Star Wars Jedi will look like: Survivor.