The Game info section of the site says you'll be able to wield a lightsaber AND use force powers, so I guess you will get to be a Jedi. I think this is a good idea since the Jedi are such a large part of the Star Wars universe, but I think it could also be a detriment to the game if EVERYONE on a particular server is playing as a Jedi. Hopefully, the game developers have thought about this and have made ways for normal troops to compete against Jedi.
Another note is that they're improving the AI, probably the worst feature of the original.
Hey Jesse, did you see anything at C3 about the game?