Star Wars Jedi: Survivor may have received positive reviews on launch, but the game had a hard time running on current-gen systems. That’s why it’s shocking to know that a port of the game will be coming to last-gen systems soon.
During EA’s Q1 earnings call (via The Verge), CEO Andrew Wilson announced that this high-end sequel is in early development for PS4 and Xbox One. Apparently, this is due to the game’s positive reception and “community demand” for a last-gen version.
“Thanks to the strength of this legendary franchise and community demand, our development team has committed to bringing this Jedi experience to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One,” Wilson stated.
Prior to this announcement, Respawn had stated that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor wouldn’t be possible on last-gen systems. Considering how the game can barely run on a high-end PC, let alone a PS5, the company was correct in its statement.
How EA and Respawn will deliver a quality last-gen port of this powerful sequel is going to be interesting. While Survivor was built upon Fallen Order, which was released on last-gen systems, it’s a much more demanding game. Some bones from Fallen Order might still be there but Survivor is a brand-new skeleton.
Admittedly, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen current-gen games ported down to older systems. Godfall, which was touted as a powerful PS5 exclusive at launch, eventually came to PS4. Capcom was also able to port Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil 4 Remake to last-gen systems, albeit with muddier textures and lesser performance.
We wouldn’t be surprised if this last-gen port is missing out on some content to make it playable on PS4 and Xbox One. Older gamers will remember how Rayman 2 on the PS1 was lacking compared to the Dreamcast and Nintendo 64 versions. It wouldn’t shock us if this port removes hackable limbs or the ability to customise Cal Kestis.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is readily available on PS5, Xbox Series, and PC. Apparently, it’s also coming to PS4 and Xbox One.