Oh, Star Wars fans, do we have a surprise for you! Remember when Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment decided to go against the grain? Just three months after releasing Jedi Survivor, they have made an astonishing announcement about the Star Wars game. With nearly 200 million consoles out there, wouldn’t it be foolish not to indulge them?
PS5 and Xbox Series – The Initial Choice of Tech and Performance
“Never say never” is a mantra that Electronic Arts proved crystal clear today. Back in November 2019, Respawn Entertainment took the world by storm with a new Star Wars video game franchise that intersected with the likes of Uncharted and Souls-like. It was warmly welcomed, and the audience easily forgave its minor flaws. But with the arrival of PS5 and Xbox Series, what seemed like a compromised sequel is now a hot topic.
For PS4 and Xbox One owners, the fears were justified. Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts swiftly explained their wish to concentrate on the capabilities of new machines, primarily from a technical standpoint. Fans had made peace with the fact that they would continue the adventures of Cal Kestis once they got their hands on the new Sony and Microsoft gaming platforms. But then came a surprising declaration from Electronic Arts, three months after the release of Jedi: Survivor!
An Unusual Backpedal – Jedi Survivor to be Released on PS4 and Xbox One
This is where things take a rather unexpected and somewhat lunar leap: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will, against all odds, jump back to the previous generation of consoles, specifically the PS4 and Xbox One. Sure, Electronic Arts and Respawn contradict themselves, but the main reason for this porting is most likely financial, as it follows the debriefing of the American publisher’s results.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, rated 17/20, still suffers from some technical and performance issues (frame drops, stutters, slowdowns, refresh problems) that should improve through future updates. As for now, Electronic Arts has not provided any additional information regarding these ports, but one should anticipate several compromises, mainly in terms of resolution and frame rate. Transferring the current problems of Jedi: Survivor to older consoles might not be the best idea. Do they really want to face a new outcry with this surprising port?
Conclusion: An Unexpected Shift in the Force
In essence, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s sudden shift to PS4 and Xbox One is a puzzling move. While it seems driven by financial interests, the question of how it will fare on the older consoles lingers. Can Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment pull it off without a hitch? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: in the galaxy of gaming, anything is possible. Will this surprising porting become a Jedi masterstroke or fall to the dark side? May the force be with Electronic Arts and Respawn as they embark on this daring venture!