Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has been delayed until April 28th
by Danny Craig ·
Respawn’s highly anticipated sequel to 2019’s Jedi: Fallen Order has been pushed back from its original release date in March.
- Respawn Entertainment has announced that Jedi: Survivor has been officially delayed until April 28. The game was originally intended to release on March 17 on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.
- The team confirmed that the delay is due to its decision to work on "bug fixes to enhance performance, stability, polish, and most importantly, the player experience.” As you might expect, this is becoming increasingly common as games become more complex. No company wants to launch in the same vein as CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077, which led to multiple lawsuits over its performance problems.
- The studio did confirm that the game is already "content complete," however. Following protagonist Cal Kestis and his droid BD-1, the game will pick up where Jedi: Fallen Order left off. It will include five new combat stances, a slew of new lightsabers, and deeper exploration, including new traversal methods. More information on the game's improvements and additions can be found in GameInformer's interview with game director Stig Asmussen.
What else is going on at Respawn?
- Respawn has announced that the mobile version of Apex Legends is being discontinued. The game’s services will be shut down on May 1, 2023, after just one year on the market. The battle royale has already been removed from storefronts, and in-game purchases have been disabled, but controversially, EA has confirmed that it will not be refunding any previous purchases made.
- Its Star Wars FPS is on its way and could include multiplayer. Built with Unreal Engine 5, the game was speculated to be some form of single-player title with a focus on the narrative; however, a recent job listing at the studio has appeared that includes the desired qualification of "experience working on a multiplayer game."
- The developer is also working on a strategy game set in the Star Wars universe, with strategy game-focused studio Bit Reactor taking the lead on the project. It's expected that the title, like the other two Star Wars projects, will be built in Unreal Engine 5, as Respawn appears to have shifted to Epic's tools rather than EA's own in-house Frostbite engine.
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