The sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is Star Wars Jedi 2 which will be released in 2023 for new generation consoles.
VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb made this statement during the developer’s official launch of the new project. “Star Wars Jedi 2 will only launch for the new generation, which includes PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and of course PC,” Grubb said. “One of the reasons they were able to do that is because it won’t come out until 2023. The game definitely won’t come out until 2023.”
According to Grubb, the decision to focus only on next-generation systems “has some advantages” because “they don’t have to worry about trying to cross these generational lines.” “It will make it easier for you to get into the millions of PS4s and Xbox Ones around the world when you’re in 2023 and you’ll have a few months to very easily get an Xbox Series X, maybe a couple of months. months ago and then when it was really okay to get a concurrent PS5, you could take advantage of it and do something new,” he said.
EA officially announced a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in January, along with two other new Star Wars projects in development at Fallen Order development studio Respawn Entertainment. According to Grubb, EA and Respawn were previously targeting a 2022 release, but this is now not going to happen. Grubb also announced that EA will drop the Fallen Order name for the sequel, and that the game will likely be shown in some form at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration in May.
Along with Star Wars Jedi 2, EA confirmed in January that Respawn is working on a new Star Wars first-person shooter title directed by veteran LucasArts and Medal of Honor co-creator Peter Hirschmann. . Hirschmann previously worked on the original Star Wars Battlefront titles, The Force Unleashed and more, and most recently directed the 2020 VR title Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.
Respawn’s third Star Wars project is a strategy game developed through a co-production with Bit Reactor, a new studio founded by veterans of XCOM and Civilization studio Firaxis Games. Respawn will produce the new Star Wars strategy game while Bit Reactor leads the development of the title, EA said. The news follows confirmation last year that Lucasfilm’s previous exclusivity deal with EA was set to end with a partnership with Ubisoft on a new open-world game, though EA responded by stating announced that “the longstanding partnership with Lucasfilm Games… will continue for many years to come”.
Quantic Dream, the indie developer behind the Detroit and Heavy Rain narrative games, also recently announced Star Wars Eclipse. EA previously said that its Star Wars exclusivity deal signed in 2013 would last for 10 years, and the company chief stated last year that the deal was still in effect, showing Ubisoft games and Quantic Dream will also not be released before 2023.