Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 Has A Disappointing Update
To quote Luke Skywalker, "I've got a bad feeling about this." With Jedi and Sith alike waiting to whoosh their lightsabers for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2, a disappointing update suggests that the much-hyped sequel could be a new-gen exclusive.
Star Wars games are a dime a dozen these days, and while the franchise was once remembered for abysmal outings like Star Wars: Yoda Stories - or the what could've been of Star Wars 1313 - Fallen Order is held as a jewel in the Coruscant crown. With hopes of a 2022 release, could it really shun its last-gen potential?
Will Fallen Order 2 Be A New-Gen Exclusive?
Speaking on Jeff Grubb's Game Mess, Jeff Grubb warned that Fallen Order 2 could be a new-gen exclusive for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. While we'll still likely be able to play on PC, to exclude PS4 and Xbox One players is a risky move. However, with suggestions that God of War Ragnarok will be the last PS4 exclusive, it seems this is the way the industry is heading.
Given the current situation, and the fact PS5s in particular are like gold dust, it's a gamble to lock out last-gen. Then again, you only have to look at what happened to Cyberpunk 2077 and the vast differences between new and last-gen to see the divide between generations can be striking.
Despite the OG Fallen Order coming out in 2019, the industry has already come on leaps and bounds. The first game looked suitably glossy, but that'll be nothing compared to what a truly new-gen Fallen Order 2 could do. It makes sense that Respawn doesn't want to be held back by graphical limitations.
When Will We See Fallen Order 2?
Elsewhere, Grubb backs up previous reports that Fallen Order 2 will finally be unveiled to the masses at May's Star Wars Celebration. The unofficial Star Wars Day is on May 4 (get the joke?), but the annual Star Wars Celebration is when the galaxy far, far away, makes all its big announcements.
The cosmos of Star Wars games is expanding at an exponential rate. Alongside Fallen Order 2, we have Ubisoft's open-world title, Quantic Dream's Star Wars Eclipse, and continued whispers of a Mandalorian game. All of these are exciting, but given the success of Fallen Order and fan-favourite status of Cal Kestis in such a short time, we're in safe hands with Fallen Order 2.