Revealed during the 2022 Game Awards, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor from Respawn Entertainment was due to arrive on 17th March. That’s now been delayed slightly, with the studio and publisher Electronic Arts pushing the release date back to 28th April 2023.
In a statement, Respawn has said that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is “content complete”. Now the team is: “focused entirely on the final stage: bug fixes to enhance performance, stability, polish, and most importantly, the player experience.”
As such, the studio wants more time to polish the game. “In order for the team to hit the Respawn quality bar, provide the team the time they need, and achieve the level of polish our fans deserve, we have added six crucial weeks to our release schedule,” reads the announcement.
Recent years have seen much discussion around the dreaded “crunch” videogame developers face to adhere to a set launch date. So, it’s good to see both EA and Respawn Entertainment taking more time over the release, rather than the usual day-one patches that have become commonplace within the industry.
The story so far…
After the initial reveal, December saw the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor story detailed further. Cal Kestis from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order returns, no longer a Padawan as five years have passed. Pushed to the outskirts of the galaxy as he continues to evade the Empire, he enlists new allies in his fight. In addition to new characters, Cal will be able to make use of fresh equipment and abilities.
Additionally, if you need to catch up, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is currently available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play members.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam on launch day.
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