Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel will reportedly be released next year exclusively for new/current-gen systems. The news comes from VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb, who reported in his latest episode of Grubbsnax that the game won’t be out until 2023 but will be playable on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S platforms. Grubb also claimed that Fallen Order won’t be a part of the game’s title, opening up the possibility that Jedi protagonist Cal Kestis could be going on a very different kind of adventure.
Star Wars Jedi 2 is reportedly new gen only and won’t release until 2023 (VGC)
“Star Wars Jedi 2 is going to be new-gen only, where it’s PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and then of course PC,” Grubb said.
“One of the reasons that they’re going to be able to do that is because it’s not coming out until 2023. This game is for sure now not coming out until 2023.”
According to Grubb, the decision to focus solely on new gen systems “has some upsides” because “they don’t have to worry about trying to straddle these generation lines”.
“It makes it easier to just disassociate yourself with those millions of PS4s and Xbox Ones out in the world when you are in 2023 and you’re going to have several months of making it very easy to get an Xbox Series X, probably a few months before now and then when it’s actually okay to get a PS5,” he said.
“And then at the same time you can take advantage of it and do something that feels new.”
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was released in November 2019 and ended up becoming one of the most successful titles in the franchise, having sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and attracting over 20 million players with its exciting lightsaber combat and platforming. Respawn released a next-gen patch for the game last year, one that added higher-resolution textures, 4K/HDR resolution, 60 FPS, and faster loading times for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S owners.