The long-awaited successor to Respawn Entertainment’s critically praised Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has finally gotten a teaser, revealing the game’s title, protagonist, and a release date for one of the decade’s most eagerly anticipated video games. The new Star Wars game also has a new subtitle, confirming our earlier story that Respawn Entertainment has renamed the series from simply Fallen Order 2 to something altogether new – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
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The next Star Wars Jedi: Survivor game was introduced during the Star Wars Celebration event, which runs from May 26 to May 29, according to ComicBook, with a new teaser video that names Cal Kestis as the game’s protagonist. The new teaser also teased a new story centered on Kestis five years after the events of 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which might be a continuation of the previous game’s story. This is excellent news, since the game’s fans had hoped for Kestis’ comeback in the sequel.
The clip above isn’t particularly detailed, but it does provide a release date, although a wide one: 2023. Considering that there is no indication of when the game will be released in 2023, it’s safe to conclude that it will be released in late 2023, probably around the Christmas season, given the present state of the gaming business. Aside from that, the teaser revealed one more piece of information about the supported platforms for the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
It appears that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will not be released on last-gen consoles, but only on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. According to some sources, the game will not be released for Microsoft’s smaller platform, the Xbox Series S, although we don’t believe that is the case. Because the smaller console utilizes far less semiconductive elements in its construction, Microsoft concentrated its efforts and resources on the Series S model as a means of coping with the persistent chip scarcity.
However, anything is conceivable, and Respawn Entertainment may choose to leave the Series S consoles off the list of supported platforms in order to prevent diluting Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s gameplay experience with less capable hardware. Unfortunately, although belonging to the last-gen gaming hardware category, this step also eliminates the Nintendo Switch system, which is now the best-selling console on the market.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which prompted Electronic Arts to consider a sequel immediately after its release. Naturally, EA kept everything under wraps; all information regarding the game prior to the formal release was based on fan guesswork and unsubstantiated reports from “reliable” sources. However, the sequel was to be expected, given EA’s aggressive monetization policies.
To put it another way, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order outsold EA’s expectations, thus it would be silly not to produce Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. We only hope the business offers a game that’s at least as excellent as the original – the fans can’t take another low-quality cash grab like Battlefield 2042.