EA has announced that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One, the sequel to 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order having originally launched solely for more modern PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC systems.
The question mark is when EA is going to make this happen. The port back to the last generation was confirmed by EA CEO Andrew Wilson during the company’s Q1 earnings call, but he didn’t get a timeline. He simply said that, “Thanks to the strength of this legendary franchise and community demand, our development team has committed to bringing this Jedi experience to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.”
It will also be interesting to see how well the game can handle the jump back to a previous generation. While Jedi: Fallen Order had generally good performance on PS4 and Xbox One, it wasn’t without issues, most significantly with game hitches and stutters for what should be background loads – the base PS4 and Xbox One were more heavily affected than the more powerful PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, and Respawn did release updates to try and help with this.
Naturally, with newer versions of the Unreal Engine and the speedy SSDs of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was able to push much harder, and it was really rather ambitious on the new generation systems that came with its own set of performance issues… Again, it will just be interesting to see how the game is able to scale back to the last generation, especially when we’re seeing other developers and publishers either cancelling last generation versions or heavily delaying them (see Hogwarts Legacy).
If the port holds up, then this is a great follow up to Respawn’s original Star Wars tale. In our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor review, Aran said, “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a great continuation of Cal Kestis’ journey. The story is a little predictable and platforming could be sharper, but this is a sequel that builds on the ideas of the original and there’s real enjoyment to be had in exploring the expansive new worlds, digging into the lore and running into secret boss fights.”
via The Verge