Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Released Apr. 27th, 2023
Published by: Electronic Arts
Developed by: Respawn Entertainment
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The story of Cal Kestis continues in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor™, a third-person, galaxy-spanning, action-adventure game from Respawn Entertainment, developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. This narratively driven, single-player title picks up 5 years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™ and follows Cal’s increasingly desperate fight as the galaxy descends further into darkness. Pushed to the edges of the galaxy by the Empire, Cal will find himself surrounded by threats new and familiar. As one of the last surviving Jedi Knights, Cal is driven to make a stand during the galaxy’s darkest times — but how far is he willing to go to protect himself, his crew, and the legacy of the Jedi Order?


Star Wars Jedi: Survivor maintains many of the gameplay mechanics from its predecessor with new elements. In lightsaber combat, there are five "fully realized"[clarification needed] stances in the game that Cal Kestis can use. The single blade and double blade lightsaber stances return from Fallen Order, while the special dual-wield single blade attack is expanded into its own fully playable lightsaber stance. The dual-wield stance was intended to be a fully playable stance in Fallen Order but Respawn did not have enough time to finish it before release so it was changed to be a special attack. A new, heavier Kylo Ren-style[clarification needed] crossguard lightsaber stance is added that requires more confidence[clarification needed] to use due to longer timing windows in blocking and parrying enemy attacks. The second new stance is the blaster stance which allows the player to use a lightsaber and blaster combo for both close and ranged attacks. These different stances are designed to be used to combat specific types of enemies which Asmussen says will make the player "figure out what the best weapon of choice is". A new Force stasis ability, similar to the one used by Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens, allows the player to freeze enemies and blaster bolts in mid-air.

Level Design

The level design of Jedi: Survivor features larger, more expansive maps populated with more non-player characters. The design of planets like Koboh have been made more open and expansive compared to Fallen Order. Lead level designer Martin Badowsky said that Respawn wanted Koboh to feature a dense central area with more open outskirts areas as the player explores outwards. In addition, the Mantis landing pads have been moved to a more central location on planets to provide easier access to the various regions on the planet.

The planet Koboh has been described as a "home away from home" that the player will revisit throughout the game, and with each revisit, new pathways will open up. Design director Jeff Magers said that "By exploring the worlds, players will both make Cal more their own through customization" and many of the optional areas contain skills, upgrades and perks that will make Cal "more powerful and equipped to take on the challenges ahead". By comparison, revisiting planets like Bogano in Fallen Order was done primarily in service of progressing the plot rather than for encouraging exploration. Exploration is made easier in Survivor with the addition of fast travel at meditation points where the player can be quickly transported to another meditation point on the planet that they have already discovered. However, Respawn wanted to ensure that using fast travel was not necessary to ordinarily traverse the environment or to complete the story. Fast travel was a much requested feature to be added since it was absent in Fallen Order.


The development of a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was announced in January 2022. The game's title of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was announced in May 2022 alongside the debut of a CGI teaser trailer at Star Wars Celebration. The game was developed by Respawn Entertainment and was released on April 28, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S.

Stig Asmussen claimed real-time ray tracing and other next-gen capabilities enable Respawn to operate "at a quality that's much above anything that we've ever developed before." By exclusively targeting ninth-generation consoles, Survivor will enjoy significantly faster load times with a development team that is no longer obligated to support the older PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles the first game launched on. This is due to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles featuring a solid-state drive (SSD) that enables much faster asset loading times compared to a hard drive.

---- Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Jedi:_Survivor