Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from 2019 was received quite well. The game had a wonderful story, interesting gameplay mechanics, and astounding visuals. Ever since it came out three years ago, Star Wars fans have been speculating a sequel to the title, one that could carry the story forward. However, with the recent announcements of the sharing of the Star Wars IP (Intellectual Property) between EA and Quantic Dream and the upcoming Star Wars Eclipse, the possibilities of a Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 seemed bleak. Luckily, things took a sharp turn as EA Games revealed the second entry to the Jedi series in a recently released teaser.
The upcoming game is supposed to continue the story from Jedi: Fallen Order. The game has also been aptly titled “Jedi Survivor”, and EA revealed a release window of “2023”. Although that is a big time gap, and we have no information on which quarter or half the game is targeting, it suggests the sequel will release quite soon.
Jedi Survivor is being developed by the same team at Respawn that developed Fallen Order. The events in this sequel reportedly pick up from five years after the events of the 2019 game. Spoiler: Fallen Order saw Cal flee from Darth Vader after he had sabotaged an imperial plot. Thus, this time gap will inadvertently be used to showcase a much mature Cal Jedi-ing through the universe at the Empire’s height.
The trailer showcased by EA is rather gritty. It is a pre-rendered cinematic with a huge focus on realism. Some scenes show Cal celebrating someone in a bacta bank, while others show intense lightsaber combat and Mantis in a dry and barren desert world. The trailer also shows a Pau’an narrator reflecting on how hopeless the Jedi is, and wondering about his next moves. Jedi Fallen Order was praised for nailing the Star Wars vibe while packing it with Soulsborne combat, puzzles, and explorations. The game, however, like any other, was not perfect.
With this highly anticipated sequel, Respawn Entertainment should work on smoothening the overall experience while maintaining the same levels of immersion and gameplay. It will be interesting how Cal Kestis’ character develops over the next game. The Star Wars protagonist was uninteresting narrative-wise in the 2019 title. However, EA has described the reception as “millions of Star Wars fans have been captivated by the story of Cal Kestis,” which make us question the statement’s truth.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is currently under development at Respawn Entertainment and will be published by Electronic Arts in 2023.