It looks like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor could be the second game in a trilogy if the Director gets their way. This would be very appropriate since there are three Star Wars trilogies, making Cal Kestis’ journey feel more important in that context.
Speaking with IGN, Director Stig Asmussen says he’s always wanted to end Cal’s overall journey to be a trilogy. Due to the vast nature of Star Wars, Asmussen feels that sequels can bring Cal and his crew to unique places that would help them grow.
"I always wanted to see this as a trilogy," said Asmussen. "How can we take Cal and the crew to new places beyond what we were doing in the first game?"
Continuing on, Asmussen claims that they’ve had plenty of ideas for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor for quite some time. Trailers for the game have shown a darker tone for the sequel, which would be in line with Star Wars movies. The Emperor Strikes Back was much darker than A New Hope, for example.
"We had a pretty decent idea of timeframe where we wanted Survivor to take place, what the stakes were going to be, what the tone o the game was going to be, what Cal was going to be up against, and how the crew was going to factor into that,” Asmussen explained. “And there's ideas of what we could do beyond that as well."
Asmussen then intrigued fans by saying the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor could end up using Unreal Engine 5. Survivor currently uses Unreal Engine 4, letting Cal cut the limbs off stormtroopers, and an even stronger engine could mean more devastating attacks.
Now that we’re a month away from the sequel’s release, fans can’t wait to get their hands on the game. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a great start to the series and we hope the sequel just blows it out of the water.
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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor comes out on April 28, 2023, for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC. Fans who haven’t played Fallen Order can pick it up now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.