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Jedi: Fallen Order's lightsaber will be more vibrant following E3 criticism

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I didn't notice anything wrong with Jedi: Fallen Order's lightsaber—apart from its inability to cut things in two—but apparently I wasn't looking hard enough.

The lightsaber was missing the bright white core lightsabers usually have, and was instead more of a solid blue, according to the critics. (I'm not sure who those critics were, but good eyes, critics.) You can see that version of the lightsaber in the EA Play gameplay video above.

"We made a mistake on that one, and since then we've fixed it," said game director Stig Asmussen, answering a question about the "white light" during an episode of The Game Informer Show (opens in new tab). "That was very fair feedback, fair criticism. We've tweaked that, and we've also tweaked the shape of the lightsaber blade a little. You can see the difference right away."

There you have it: The lightsaber has been changed. I didn't mind the blue beam myself, but I'm not a big enough Star Wars fan to be a stickler for that sort of thing. Getting phaser beams wrong in a Star Trek game, however, would be unforgivable.

We got to play a bit of Fallen Order back at E3, and while we didn't comment on lightsaber brightness, we were surprised to find that it's more open than it appeared in the EA Play demo. Check out Evan's impressions here.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.