As we draw closer to the launch of developer Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars action-adventure game, Fallen Order, the team is shedding some light on the design inspirations behind the game’s various characters and environments. Today, a video details the conceptualization of BD-1, the buddy droid that accompanies protagonist Cal Kestis.
In Fallen Order lore, BD-1 was programmed to be the ideal assistant to a researcher or explorer operating alone in the field with its ability to traverse all types of terrain.
From influences such as the iconic Episode 4 scene in which Luke carries Yoda to designing the droid’s emotes and interactions with Cal, this latest video provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the artists, animators and sound designers at Respawn brought BD-1 to life.
You can check out the video below.
Fallen Order recently went gold, confirming the game is on track to launch on its scheduled Nov. 15 date across PS4, Xbox One, and PC.