Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be hitting the PS5 and Xbox Series X this summer, according to a blog post on Star Wars’ official website.
The announcement promises to bring “a number of technical improvements” to the next-gen versions of the game. Those who already have the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will be able to upgrade their copies at no additional cost. While Fallen Order did receive an upgrade earlier this year to take advantage of the next-gen consoles’ capabilities, it looks like the game is poised to look even prettier now.
The next-gen upgrade headlined the blog post, which outlined all sorts of deals and discounts on various Star Wars titles – new and old – in anticipation of May 4, also known as Star Wars Day.
Developed by Respawn Entertainment, Fallen Order stars Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis as he tries to reconnect with the Force after distancing himself following the Jedi Purge featured in Revenge of The Sith.
This fresh Star Wars story was met with a pretty warm reception from critics; its focus on single-player and lack of monetization stood in stark contrast to how publisher Electronic Arts had handled the Star Wars franchise before, namely Star Wars: Battlefront II. It also sold extraordinarily well, lagging only behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in November 2020’s NPD report.
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— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) November 13, 2020
By all accounts, it was a huge success for Respawn, EA, and Disney. This latest show of support for the title seems to indicate that all parties involved want it to stay that way. EA executive Andrew Wilson previously expressed optimism for more Star Wars Jedi games in the future, describing Fallen Order as the “first title in an entirely new franchise.” With EA and Disney’s decade-long exclusivity deal set to expire soon, it’s unknown if that same level of optimism persists.
When the new update hits, will you play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on the PS5 or Xbox Series X? Let us know in the comments.