Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Director Explains Why Game Is Current-Gen Only

Survivor Director

It is quite a time for Star Wars fans to be alive in our universe this week. The Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim has provided many exciting updates and announcements for the franchise, in tandem with the premiere of the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney Plus. While it had been known for months that Respawn Entertainment has been working on a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel, an official announcement was not made until this weekend with the reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Now, the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor director has provided reasoning for the game being exclusive to the current generation of consoles.

Jed: Survivor Director

Lucasfilm Games has released a new interview with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor director Stig Asmussen on the official Star Wars website. Along with the game’s teaser trailer marking the debut of the game, subsequent updates confirmed new details about the game. Among these new details was the fact that Survivor would not be released on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. As for why Respawn chose to only have the game be released on the latest consoles, here’s what Asmussen had to say:

“So I think the biggest thing is ray tracing, or lighting. That’s allowing us to do real-time lighting, all the time, at a fidelity that’s well beyond anything that we’ve ever produced before. Since it’s real-time, we get to see the changes as we tweak the lights — immediately, essentially. That means that we have more time to polish, that means that we can iterate more, and we can get better results that feel more filmic.”

The Star Wars Jedi: Survivor director also praises the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X’s storage capabilities, claiming that their speed capabilities allow for blazing-fast processing of great amounts of content without loading screens. Asmussen also suggests that the game will utilize the haptic capabilities of the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller and that developing for these next gen-devices is overall easier in general. While it may be unfortunate for those that do not currently have a next-gen device, hopefully by the game’s release in 2023 they won’t be as rare as Kyber crystals or as expensive as a ride to Coruscant.

What do you guys think about the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor director’s reasons for making the sequel current-gen only? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Star Wars news, such as the trailer for the new Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus series, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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