The sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order isn’t out yet but the director is already talking about a third game, and using Unreal Engine 5.
Although it suffered a short delay, to the end of April, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be out relatively soon and yet we still know very little about its story and how it might follow on from 2019’s Fallen Order.
EA seem keen to keep the plot details, including whoever that is in the bacta tank, under wraps and yet it already seems as if the tale of Cal Kestis will not be completed until a third game.
That’s not much of a surprise, given the Star Wars saga’s propensity for trilogies, but director Stig Asmussen has said he, ‘always wanted to see this as a trilogy.’
Naturally, Asmussen didn’t say anything about what a theoretical third game would be about but he did suggest that switching from Unreal Engine 4 to Unreal Engine 5 would be a ‘pretty safe assumption.’
Although you’d imagine the first game would always have been intended as part of a trilogy, it was a actually a pivotal title for EA, who had previously been sceptical about the viability of single-player only games.
In the end, the game exceeded their expectations and so a sequel was greenlit. And while Asumssen doesn’t mention it, we’d be surprised if pre-production work hadn’t already begun on the third game.
‘I always wanted to see this as a trilogy,’ Asumssen told IGN. ‘How can we take Cal and the crew to new places beyond what we were doing in the first game?
‘We had a pretty decent idea of timeframe where we wanted Survivor to take place, what the stakes were going to be, what the tone of the game was going to be, what Cal was going to be up against, and how the crew was going to factor into that. And there’s ideas of what we could do beyond that as well.’
The time frame in question is almost exactly the same as the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show, but despite hints from both sides it’s still unclear if there will be any direct connection, beyond a few inevitable Easter eggs.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will launch on April 28 for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC.
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