Fans looking forward to reuniting with Cal, BD-1, and the rest of the Mantis crew in Jedi: Survivor will have a wait a little while longer.
In a post made to the official “EA Star Wars” Twitter account, Respawn Entertainment’s Stig Asmussen confirmed that the hotly anticipated sequel to Jedi Fallen Order would be seeing its release date moved from March 17th to April 28th.
The announcement states that the development of the game is now in its final stages, which focuses on “bug fixes to enhance performance, stability, polish, and most importantly, the player experience.” In order to achieve said goals, an additional six weeks have been added to the games development schedule.
The move, while obviously disappointing, should be welcomed. While Fallen Order was largely well-received by players and critics alike, the title had its fair share of bugs and glitches at launch. The delay will allow Respawns team to ensure the same issues aren’t repeated in this second title, while avoiding the implementation of crunch to achieve it. It almost certainly ensures the game has a presence at Star Wars Celebration London two weeks earlier, however.
The sacred texts!
Fortunately, our next journey with Cal and BD-1 isn’t too far away. Sam Maggs’ novel, Jedi: Battle Scars, has recently released an excerpt, which can be read here. The title, which acts as a bridge between the titles, will tell the tale of the Mantis crew working with a deserting Stormtrooper in pursuit of a valuable tool that could strike a blow against the Empire. Jedi Battle Scars is slated to release on March 7th 2023.
For now, however, there’s nothing more to do other than fire up that old Fallen Order save, and finally tick off those pesky missing trophies and achievements.