A currently in-development Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel has been confirmed. It’s actually one of three games based on the IP in the works. The games comprise the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, an FPS, and a strategy game. No release dates have been offered for any of the new games.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order signaled a major new development for the legendary sci-fi brand when it was first released. Instead of making a power fantasy, the game focused on a much more relatable and humanizing story, centered around the lost Jedi, Cal. Cal’s struggles and growth through the exploration of what it means to be a Jedi became incredibly well-received. By blending lightsaber action and brilliant storytelling with Uncharted-style jumping puzzles, it found immediate fan praise.
Industry insider Tom Henderson revealed the news, and other sources have started to share what they know. From what we know so far, the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel will continue that story and style.
Peter Hirschmann, who previously worked with LucasFilm and co-created Medal of Honor, will be joining the team. Other details remain to be seen. News of a sequel has been swirling for some time, and we finally know that it’s coming.
Respawn Entertainment has been handed the reigns, and is actually working on three Star Wars games. The other two games remain to be seen at all, although we do know some details.
According to Respawn founder and Group GM Vince Zampella, the projects are all sharing resources and ideas. According to those in the know, publisher Electronic Arts characterizes as “a new phase of EA’s relationship with Lucasfilm.” A big part of this push is likely to do with the poor reception to Battlefield 2042. The PC launch of that game was met with both major bugs and balance issues, and fans are unhappy. EA is reportedly very disappointed with how it all went down as well, and could be relying on Star Wars as a bit of a distraction.
EA had been the exclusive developer of Star Wars games since 2013, and has released som real bangers during that time, such as Fallen Order and Star Wars Squadrons. They appear committed to making the brand the best it can be. “We are proud of our long-standing collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, which will continue for years to come,” EA said at the time.