Except it was the Voice Director that stated that all
Player Characters will
speak Basic, therefore any Playable Species must be able to Speak Basic:
WB = Will Beckman, Voice Director
DH = Darth Hater
DH: We have been told that players have the option of making their characters a non-human species. Will all players be voiced in galactic basic, be it English, French, or German, or will some be able to speak in an alien language, similar to Jory in the Bounty Hunter demo?
WB: The players will have the option of creating non-human player characters. However all of the player characters will speak basic as much of the entertainment in the conversations comes from the player character responses.