Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is the upcoming sequel to 2019’s Fallen Order, which is widely considered one of the best Star Wars games of all time. As we inched closer to the game's release, fans couldn't help but express their excitement to continue the story of one of the galaxy's few remaining Jedi Knights.
Unfortunately, players need to bottle up their excitement for a little while longer as EA has confirmed that the sequel won't be coming out as intended.
According to the announcement, Jedi: Survivor will need an additional six weeks for "bug fixing to enhance performance." As a result, Jedi: Survivor will release on the same day as the much-delayed Dead Island 2.
"For the last three years, the Jedi team here at Respawn has poured its collective heart and soul into Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and we are proud to say the next chapter in the tale of Cal Kestis is content complete," the announcement reads. "We are now focused entirely on the final stage: bug fixes to enhance performance, stability, polish, and most importantly, the player experience."
"Jedi: Survivor is a direct response to the feedback from our community, delivering expansive destinations to explore, evolved combat and traversal, and of course, the continuation of Cal and BD’s story. Making this game has truly made us a better team, and we have pushed ourselves at every level to make this the Star Wars sequel our fans expect from Respawn and Lucasfilm Games."
"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," the statement continues. "Thanks to EA and Respawn for giving us the time to deliver the best experience for our players, and to all of you for your understanding."
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— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) January 31, 2023
It looks like Respawn Entertainment and EA have taken the experience they gained from Fallen Order and put it to good use. While critics praised the gameplay and story of the previous entry into the series, technical performance issues let the game down.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor takes place five years after the events of Fallen Order and a decade after the issuance of Order 66. Cal Kestis is still on the run from the Galatic Empire as one of the few Jedi to survive Order 66. Kestis must do "whatever it takes to stay alive" as he is being hunted by the Sith.
Cameron Monaghan returns as Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and he's got high expectations for the follow-up.
"I think that Cal is a great addition to Star Wars, and I love how grounded Cal is and how his first story in Jedi: Fallen Order was an exploration of trauma and loss, and in many ways, getting over PTSD," Monaghan said of Kestis in the sequel. "Going forward, I would very much like to see us continue to explore Cal, and also put him in very different situations, and see how he changes as he gets older, as he ages throughout a very dark period."
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is coming to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S on April 28.