Star Wars Jedi: Survivor — Everything we know so far

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor — Everything we know so far
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We suspected that a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was coming, but we didn’t expect Star Wars Jedi: Survivor to be revealed three years later. Its first reveal not only provided us with a teaser trailer for the story, but also a release window (we love dates).

Jedi: Fallen Order was a solid game, but hopefully Star Wars Jedi: Survivor can tip the scales and deliver something truly spectacular to the Soulslike genre that it’s inspired by. If we get more of the same, I won't be happy, but I'll be okay with it.

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Here’s everything we know so far about Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, from the release date and story to the gameplay and PC requirements.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is slated to launch March 17, 2023.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be available for the PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. It’s unclear if it will be available for last-gen consoles.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor story

According to a lore drop in the YouTube description of the trailer, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor takes place five years after the events of Jedi: Fallen Order. The only thing we really know apart from that is that this will continue Cal Kestis’ journey.

This is all speculation, but it appears that Cal is leading a new group to battle the Sith threat. That’s not anything new, we all figured that would happen. But what was interesting is that the Sith he was fighting had one arm. And we eventually see Cal staring at a water chamber with a person inside that also seems like they have one arm. What’s more alarming is that this person kind of looks like Cal Kestis.

It’s entirely possible that the Sith cloned Cal, but the lab seems to be abandoned, so it’s also possible that the Cal we’ve been playing all along is the real clone. That would be some trippy stuff, but we don’t know anything yet.

So obviously I was wrong, with the new trailer we got a good look at who was in that pod, and it's definitely not Cal, but it must be a new enemy of sorts.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gameplay

The gameplay is akin to the previous title, serving up some Soulslike action gameplay with a Star Wars flair on top of it. We do know that Respawn Entertainment will actually be working with Lucasfilms Games on this project, but it's unclear in what way.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

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I hope that Survivor is not just more of the same Fallen Order gimmicks. Cal Kestis needs some more customization options in regards to how he fights, including more player choice in that regard. Also, the cosmetic options should be more diverse and stylish. See Horizon: Forbidden West for some great examples.

It would also be cool to see BD-1 with some more combat options instead of just being a simple support character. There’s a lot of potential for some Kratos and Atreus-like team ups that Cal and BD-1 could get up to.

So since the new trailer dropped, we have some ideas about what we're going to see in the gameplay. There are five "fully realized" fighting stances, according to game director Stig Asmussen. We're getting a dash of Kylo Ren, including his style of lightsaber and his Force stasis ability which allows the player to freeze enemies and blaster bolts in mid-air.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor PC requirements

We have the official PC requirements for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

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The minimum specs for Survivor require you to have an Intel Core i7-7700 or Ryzen 5 1400 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a GTX 1070 or Radeon RX 580 GPU. The recommended specs include an Intel Core i5 11600K or Ryzen 5 5600X CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a RTX 2070 or RX 6700 XT GPU.

Considering that the best cheap gaming laptops can run laps around that, you might be good for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor with an RTX 3060 GPU.

Outlook

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Jedi: Fallen Order. It was challenging and gratifying when I overcame said challenges. However, I hope that Jedi: Survivor can avoid some of the buggy moments that plagued Fallen Order. Platforming was a struggle, especially when your body clips through a ledge and plunges you into oblivion.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor looks pretty, and I'm excited to see more of it.

Rami Tabari
Editor

Rami Tabari is an Editor for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline attached to the latest Souls-like challenge.