Game Informer provides us with an exclusive look at the design and development of the new droid named BD-1 that will be featured in Electronic Arts’ Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game. The droid will be a useful companion in several different ways to main character Cal Kestis on his adventure. And the best part about BD-1? His voice in the game is provided by legendary Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is set to arrive on November 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more information and to place your pre-order, visit the game’s official website.
One of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s early standout characters is one that never says a single line of dialogue throughout the course of Cal Kestis’ adventure. BD-1 is a small bipedal droid that assists Cal in his journey in a number of ways. He can hack into electronics and control them, scan elements of the environment and defeated enemies to build out an encyclopedia of knowledge, display holographic maps, and dispense health canisters when Cal needs them. We spoke with the art and sound team at Respawn about what it takes to add a new, unique droid to Star Wars’ canon and find out what it’s like to work with legendary sound designer, Ben Burtt.