A Star Wars Jedi: Survivor modder has not only provided a fix for crashing issues in the game but also added optimizations to it. To Respawn’s credit, the developer has been regularly releasing patches for the game. This week marked the sixth patch for it where the developer said it had provided some fixes and improvements, however, players were quick to criticize that the game still not running well. Meanwhile, Steam member Snight01 has taken matters into their own hands and released a pair of patches to assist with ray tracing and occlusion culling issues.
Snight01 has released two patches for those concerned with limited hardware resources. One addresses both ray tracing crashing issues and occlusion culling white flashes, available here, while the other is only for fixing ray tracing, available here. At the time of this writing, there are already four pages on the thread where this has been posted on Steam with the vast majority of responses praising the mods. The author has even provided information regarding the configuration (ini) settings it is using.
The Developer’s Wall of Shame:
DSOG notes the saddening trend in 2023 with game developers not being able to fix their own games in a timely manner and also points out that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor seems to still be in even worse shape on consoles. Things have actually reached a point that after so many “we would like to apologize” posts from various developers were issued following disastrous game releases in recent years, 2023 in particular, that a wall of shame was created on Reddit, on which Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a member. Hopefully, these publishers and developers are paying attention that regardless of console or PC gaming, customers are keeping track, and will rethink their approaches in launching and supporting their products.