Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, a sequel from Respawn Entertainment to the hit game Jedi: Fallen Order, has been officially revealed at the Star Wars Celebration today. The game will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023.
Some details of the game leaked earlier this month, but the official reveal tells us that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will continue the story of Cal Kestis, picking things up five years on from the first title. Cal is struggling to stay one step ahead of the Empire’s constant pursuit of the last remaining Jedi, but along with his trusty (and very cute) droid companion BD-1, he will find himself a new ally and meet up with new and interesting characters.
Respawn promise that Cal will have to learn new skills and keep on growing his connection with the Force, so presumably this won’t be a case where he gets bonked on the head and forgets how to do basic Jedi skills again, while also expanding the game’s combat in new ways.
Stig Asmussen, the game director at Respawn said, “Even before completing Jedi: Fallen Order, our team had a vision of how to carry the adventure for Cal, BD, and the crew into the sequel. For Jedi: Survivor, we are working in lockstep with Lucasfilm Games to build on the legacy of Jedi: Fallen Order. We’re leveraging advanced technology to create more dynamic Jedi combat and cinematic storytelling to expand on Cal’s story as he matures and survives during the dark times. We can’t wait to share more about the game with the world later this year.”
2022 is already proving a great year for Star Wars games with the long-awaited arrival of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Looking further ahead, there are numerous confirmed and unannounced projects in the pipeline including rumoured first person shooter and real-time strategy titles from EA. With the publisher having ended its exclusivity deal early with Disney, even more games based on the popular film franchise have emerged in past year or so, one of them coming from Ubisoft and The Division developer, Massive Entertainment.
If you’re looking for something a little more story-focused, Star Wars Eclipse was announced last year by Quantic Dream, the team behind hits such as Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human. Meanwhile, RPG fans are hyped to hear more from the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake, which has so far been confirmed for PS5 and PC.
When it launched back in 2019, Fallen Order was a surprise hit that proved Respawn isn’t a one-trick pony:
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is exactly the kind of single player game we had originally hoped to see when EA and Disney joined forces. Even if you strip away the license, you’re left with a super satisfying mix or combat, story, and exploration, deftly crafted by a studio best known for spearheading an entirely different genre.
Source: press release