Star Wars Day is almost upon us, the date being May 4th for obvious reasons, and that means a slew of Star Wars related news from the Disney empire. One of the reveals they have teased is a full release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S coming this summer and it will be free to those who already own the game on last-gen systems.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has already been patched so the current versions run with a better frame rate and resolution on new consoles, but we expect there will be further enhancements to the game for this new release, especially on PlayStation 5!
It’s the Xbox Series X that is in the better position currently. The recent patch has added both a Resolution and Performance mode, the former allows the game to run at up to full 4K, while the latter bumps the frame rate up to 60fps at up to 1440p. Xbox Series S is more limited with a frame rate increase to 60fps up from a strange 45fps.
By contrast, the patch’s support for the PS5 is disappointing, as it’s limited to running the PS4 Pro code. The game now runs at 60fps (instead of having a 45fps cap), but there’s no performance mode choice, and the game resolution has been locked at 1200p. That is an increase from the 810-1080p limit that it shipped with, but significantly behind the Xbox Series X.
We expect that the native next-gen releases will improve the situation on all machines, but the PS5 has the most room to improve. We also hope that Respawn will sort out the palaver with stuttering cutscenes.
The game will also be on sale with up to 70% off the Standard and Deluxe Editions between April 28th and May 12th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Origin, and Steam, so if you want a cheap way of getting the next-gen console versions, it would be worth buying the old version during the sale and waiting for the free upgrade.
In our review for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Jim wrote: