Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s PC port receives backlash following performance issues

by Danny Craig  · 
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s PC port receives backlash following performance issues
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Following the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on April 28, fans have begun bombarding the game’s Steam store page with negative reviews due to heavy performance issues, causing the game to be deemed unplayable by most.

The details:

  • Despite receiving universal acclaim for its content, the performance of the PC version of the Fallen Order sequel isn't receiving the same treatment from fans. The game currently has a "Mostly Negative" rating on Steam, with the majority of the 1,800 reviews criticizing its poor performance on even the most powerful PCs.
  • According to players, gaming rigs equipped with powerful hardware such as the RTX 3090, Ryzen 5700x, and even the top-of-the-line RTX 4090 struggle to hit 60 frames per second (FPS), with many hovering around 30–45 FPS. Turning down the in-game graphics settings sounds like a great way to try to fix the poor performance until an official patch is released; however, even on the lowest settings, including at 768p resolution, the performance barely improves, as YouTuber SomeOrdinaryGamers demonstrated in a series of tweets.
  • The problem appears to be related to the resource under allocation, with the game not utilizing the full extent of the hardware available. Some players claim that their GPU and CPU usage rarely exceeds 50%, even when using the highest settings in some of the most intense areas where it should be working hard to maintain high frame rates.
  • Respawn Entertainment announced in February that the game would be delayed from its original March 2023 release date to a month later to work on "bug fixes to enhance performance, stability, polish, and, most importantly, the player experience." It appears that its fixes for both console and PC versions did not work as expected, as performance issues have also been reported on the PlayStation 5 in its quality and performance modes. Fans can expect a patch soon, as similar issues were addressed days after the release of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us: Part I.

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