Back in 2019, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order raised eyebrows as it delivered a worthy story taking place in the Star Wars universe coupled with third-person gameplay (and lightsabers too). And taking into account that it sold millions of copies, it was inevitable that Electronic Arts (the publisher behind the game) would greenlit a sequel.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to Fallen Order, will be hitting consoles and PC this year, even if it will be a next-gen game only and will only be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. This might actually be a good thing as it will enable developer Respawn to deliver an even better gaming experience now that they are freed from the constraints of last-gen hardware.
Also, from what we’ve seen so far, this will be a darker game than the original, although it will obviously feature the same protagonist (a young Jedi named Cal Kestis) who will find himself embroiled in another sweeping galactic adventure.
Sadly, though, the game’s original release date (March 17) has been postponed, as developer Respawn announced recently in a tweet.
Respawn says that although the team “has poured its collective heart and soul into Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” and that the game “is content complete”, it needs more time to polish the game.
“In order for the team to hit the Respawn quality bar, provide the team the time they need, and achieve the level of polish our fans deserve, we have added six crucial weeks to our release schedule – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will now launch globally on April 28th”.
This won’t likely be a big issue with most gamers and Star Wars fans looking to play the eagerly anticipated Fallen Order sequel if they get an even better game as a result of this delay, because it’s clear this is surely one of the most eagerly anticipated games of 2023 no doubt.
The people at Respawn also recently detailed some new gameplay features in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, including the fact that the game will have fast travel, letting players move more quickly in the game world.
“We will feature both fast travel and rideable creatures to help players quickly get from point A to B, and back to A”, game director Stig Asmussen told Play Magazine (via GamesRadar). “The fast-travel is point to point, and the rideable creatures offer a way to quickly negotiate between points and explore what is in between”, added the Respawn man.
The rideable creatures could definitely be a fun addition to the game, something that will likely enliven Survivor’s single player campaign. Also, fast travel is to be expected in any modern AAA game, even if some people might prefer taking the journey themselves, taking in the sights of the game’s Star Wars setting.
As mentioned earlier in the article though, those looking forward to playing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will now have to wait longer to enjoy the game’s third-person action and lightsaber combat in a galaxy far, far away, but it’s clear that the game’s release date of April 28 can’t come soon enough for some people no doubt.