Can Star Wars Jedi: Survivor become the franchise’s best game yet?

One of the most beloved franchises could be about to write a new chapter in the gaming industry. The long awaited sequel Jedi: Survivor is nearly here and keeps the hype up high with the latest trailer. Set to launch on April 28th, the ambitious title will take Cal Kestis’ on new adventures and will expand the story of Jedi: Fallen Order.

As the Empire continues to rule over the galaxy, we take on the role of a fugitive Jedi who is fighting back and lives through the terrors of their conquest and colonization. As he grows, we’ll experience the introduction of new Force abilities and new lightsaber fighting styles, as well as the ability to use a blaster. We got a little sneak peek to gameplay and it looks like we’ll be able to turn him into the jedi we always wanted to be.

Not only that, the sequel “will feature an expanded range of enemies, and that we’ll need to cleverly utilize our training to overcome opponents and solve mysteries contained on both ‘new planets and familiar frontiers in the Star Wars galaxy'”.

That means we’ll get to meet never seen rebels, inquisitors, and expand on the variety of species and fauna that Star Wars is so famous for. Respawn anticipated that there will be larger areas to explore and innovative ways to navigate them. Not only that, we already know that the game will feature “at least 7 planets” to visit and explore.

The game’s non-intrusive UI would seem to let us change between two stances, bring back the healing stims and what’s most likely to be a Force ability.

Lastly, the events of Jedi: Survivor will take place at the same time as the Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ shows. There is a chance that we might get to see Cal in the TV screen, as Ewan McGregor has stated about the need for his show to match-up with events and lore from the video games.

Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is going to release on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X. Stig Amussen, game director of SW Jedi: Survivor, says that next-gen features such as real-time ray tracing is allowing Respawn to work “at a fidelity that’s well beyond anything that we’ve ever produced before.”

There is no doubt that the latest entry launching in two weeks could become the best Star Wars videogame to date. It has big shoes to fill, but it is certainly set up for success.