It has been several months sinceElectronic Arts announced that a sequel to their excellent Game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was in the boxes. Well very recently, we learned that this project hitherto named Fallen Order 2 would have a different official name, but also that a release window was being considered.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 get a new name?
Before starting, it is worth recalling what was really Star Wars Fallen Orderotherwise a very punishing action-RPG and platform game, which allowed the studio Respawn Entertainment to prove it can do more than just first-person shooterssince he is particularly renowned for the excellent titles titan fall Where Apex Legends. The game released in 2019, in addition tohaving received a more than excellent critical and commercial reception even boasts of having a place in the “Canon” chronology of the universe Star Wars, and that, few games can boast. The sequel is in the cards at Electronic Arts, which owns the studio, and new information would have leaked recently, when we recently learned that PS4 and Xbox One players will not be able to play it.
Obviously, everything that follows should be taken with a grain of salt, since the information comes from Jeff Grubb, a renowned insider of the video game industry. In his recent podcast GrubbSnax 46 where he speaks in particular of the postponement of Starfield by Bethesda, he also took the opportunity to speak at length about Electronic Arts’ next game: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2. According to him, the game will not be named under this name. Identity “Star Wars Jedi” will remain, but the sequel will be different, since the game will be called “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor“. But this is not the only information he reveals, since the game’s release window could be much different than imagined.
Fallen Order 2 : soon but not good news?
In effect, Jeff Grubb believes that Jedi: Fallen Order 2 (Where Jedi: Survivor) is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2023, just ahead of EA’s financial statement. As a reminder, the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the old opus were part of the summer games on the calendar, with a release on June 11, 2021. The insider believes that the company wants to prove that it is still in the publishers’ race, that it is profitable, in order to reassure investors and shareholders. Recently, Electronic Arts has suffered from various problems, including the inability to maintain the name of Fifa for his famous football game.
It’s also a huge risk for Respawn Entertainment. EA is known for being an ogre gobbler and killer of game studios, and Respawn is no exception, as the studio had already suffered the wrath of its own fans over hacker issues on both games. titan fall. Not releasing the game in June, but in February means having four months less to finish the game, forcing teams to work under permanent crunch. Yes Jedi: Fallen Order 2 is a failure, it could well spell the end for Respawn Intertainment, and it’s not Apex Legends who will save the studio. In addition, a studio employee working on the first opus had expressed employee dissatisfaction with the decisions of non-inclusiveness in the title, creating a small scandal on Twitter. We talk about it in more detail in our dedicated article here.