Earlier this year, EA officially confirmed that a direct follow-up to 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was one of three new Star Wars games in the works at Respawn Entertainment, and since then, several details on the game have leaked. Many of those have been confirmed now, thanks to the game’s official announcement at Star Wars Celebration (which was also leaked not too long ago).
True to the leaks, the game is called Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Set five years after the events of Fallen Order, it sees Cal Kestis and BD-1 returning for another perilous journey. Kal, as one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy, is still on the run from the Empire and its Inquisitors, and it looks like the Grand Inquisitor – who was a shadowy yet unseen presence in the first game – is going to have a much more prominent role to play this time. He’s front and center in the game’s teaser trailer, which you can check out below, while an unknown person is also shown floating in a bacta tank, with Cal and BD looking on.
As the leaks have claimed, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will not be cross-gen, and Stig Asmussen – who will once again be game director – says that will allow the game to deliver more dynamic combat.
“Even before completing Jedi: Fallen Order, our team had a vision of how to carry the adventure for Cal, BD, and the crew into the sequel,” Asmussen says in the press release. “For Jedi: Survivor, we are working in lockstep with Lucasfilm Games to build on the legacy of Jedi: Fallen Order. We’re leveraging advanced technology to create more dynamic Jedi combat and cinematic storytelling to expand on Cal’s story as he matures and survives during the dark times. We can’t wait to share more about the game with the world later this year.”
“Millions of Star Wars fans have been captivated by the story of Cal Kestis, and we’re thrilled to be working with the world-class developers at Respawn to continue this epic tale,” said Douglas Reilly, vice president, Lucasfilm Games. “We could not be more excited to reveal Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and this next chapter of Cal Kestis’ journey with players around the world.”
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is out in 2023 (early 2023, according to the leaks) for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. As mentioned above, Asmussen said more will be revealed later this year, though it remains to be seen exactly when that will be. Stay tuned for more updates in the meantime.