Between Summer Game Fest 2021 and E3 2021, as well as the dozens of other reveals in between, before, and after, it can be easy to miss out on a couple of announcements. In particular, when it's about games that have already been available for a few years. But, as entertaining as it is to look forward to future titles, we shouldn't just forget about updates to games that we can enjoy right now.
Speaking of, did you know that the next-gen Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order update is confirmed already?
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Respawn Entertainment's Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order was released in 2019 with mostly positive reviews.
Audiences and critics alike loved Respawn's take on the Star Wars franchise. The game obviously drew inspiration from the likes of Dark Souls (for its combat), Uncharted (for its exploration), and Metroidvania games (with all the backtracking). However, it's been two years since, and we've heard nothing about a sequel outside of leaks.
If it's any consolation though, the next-gen Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a substantial upgrade that lets the 2019 Star Wars title harness the power of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X.
The announcement, which came as a surprise to everyone, was posted on EA's official website. According to the post, the next-gen Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will benefit from the powerful hardware of the Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5. It will let gamers enjoy faster loading times, as well as higher resolution asses and textures.
Mind you, this isn't just another update that boosts the framerates on next-gen consoles like in January. This is the real deal.
Similar to other next-gen enhanced titles, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for the Xbox Series S/X and the PlayStation 5 will come with a Performance Mode that delivers 60 frames per second at 1440p. However, for those who prefer to make their games look prettier, the next-gen Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will also run at 30 frames per second at 4K resolution.
As for the Xbox Series S, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is limited to only 60 frames per second at 1080p resolution.
The best part about the next-gen Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is that it comes as a free upgrade for those who already own the game on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It's also out now if you're interested to give it another go on your next-gen console or if you want to find out why it's one of the best Star Wars games of all time.