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Disney Won’t Let You Dismember People in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment have confirmed some more details for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Orderincluding just how much violence you can perform in the game.

Recent interviews between IGN and Respawn Entertainment staff confirm that Disney have rules against depicting dismemberment in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Justin Perez, senior designer on the game confirms that dismemberment will be used “in select cases.” He later clarified while droids and spiders can have their limbs removed, you cannot do the same to humanoids.

IGN then spoke to a story artist on the 7th season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Tatyana Drewry Carvin.

She confirmed that there were “rules about what you can or cannot do when it comes to removing parts of people with a lightsaber are common in Star Wars properties,” alluding to the fact that this seems to be a Lucas Arts edict.

“One of the rules we were given was to always hide the cut in case of decapitation. And never show blood. The burn of the lightsaber is supposed to cauterize it instantly.”

[…] “And about hiding the cut of the decapitation – a good/smart way to do it is to have a camera move and have something in the Foreground hide the spot where the head gets cut. Using the motion of the camera and a foreground element – like another character – is more cinematic than using a camera cut.”

It seems that Disney has carried on this edict, at least in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launches November 15th for Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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