Rumours are floating around on some early details for Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars Jedi sequel, which could arrive next year.
That’s according to industry insider and notorious rumour-leaker Jeff Grubb. Speaking on his regular Grubbsnax show (as transcribed by Video Games Chronicle), Grubb claimed the game is currently targeting 2023. “Star Wars Jedi 2 is going to be new-gen only, where it’s PS5, Xbox Series X and S and then of course PC.”
Grubb says that focusing solely on the newer consoles will work to developer Respawn’s benefit. “They don’t have to worry about trying to straddle these generation lines. It makes it easier to just disassociate yourself with those millions of PS4s and Xbox Ones out in the world when you are in 2023,” he said. Grubb claimed that the game had originally been targeting 2022, but that won’t happen for whatever reason.
During the show, Grubb also noted that he believes EA will be dropping the Fallen Order subtitle for the sequel. Apparently, EA will be going with the catchier Star Wars Jedi 2. This info has some extra merit, as when the publisher finally formally confirmed the game back in January, the title was only referred to as “the next game in the Star Wars Jedi series”. While at the time most of us assumed this was just shorthand, perhaps it was also a hint at the change to come?
EA are yet to confirm any of this information, so make of it what you will. However, next month will see the Star Wars Celebration event take place between May 26 & May 29. Grubb says he expects more information on Star Wars Jedi 2 could be revealed then. We don’t have too long to find out.