While talking about the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Lucasfilm Games Vice President Douglas Reilly opened up about why the developers of the game wanted to explore the time period set in the immediate aftermath of Order 66.
Speaking with StarWars.com, Reilly explained the reason for centering the story on Jedi in this period was that it added additional stakes to the game. "For us, it’s the opportunity to have that story of somebody who’s on the run, where there’s an omnipresent threat throughout," he explained. "And he’s having to deal with that, and being constantly on the move and being challenged, and using all of his growing powers to counter those threats."
The game will take place following the events of Order 66, which saw Darth Sidious activate a subliminal order grown into the Clone Troopers across the galaxy in Revenge of the Sith. The narrative of the game centers on Cal, a former young Jedi who has been on the run since the order went into effect.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order arrives on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Nov. 15.