"Ultimately we didn't go with an alien race because we felt like—no pun intended—that would alienate a lot of people… we wanted to make sure that there was a real human connection to the character that we have in the game, although I personally—I mean, that's more kind of like [a] broader decision why we did it—personally I think it would be really cool to have an alien protagonist."
Okay, that’s a dumb reason, but it’s still technically a reason. As for why we’re playing the most boring kind of human possible, on the other hand, he had an even less convincing argument if you can believe that:
"[We picked a male lead] because at the time Rey was kind of the thing for Star Wars, and so it made a lot more sense for us to have a male protagonist."
…Right, is that why we had so many female lead Star Wars games when the other six episodes were out?
At least the game looks good.