With a franchise like Star Wars, love for the world goes far beyond film and television. The world of gaming has always been one of fans' favorite places to get lost in a galaxy far, far away. Whether it be with Battlefront, Knights of the Old Republic, or Squadrons, literally becoming part of that universe in the digital sphere is a unique experience other mediums can't achieve. One of the most recent successful Star Wars games was Respawn Entertainment's Jedi: Fallen Order, which introduced a new hero for fans to fall in love with.
The game takes place five years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and follows Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis, played by Cameron Monaghan, as his life in hiding is shattered by the Empire's Inquisitors. From there, the former trainee is thrust into an adventure with dire stakes: he must find a Holocron which contains a list of force-sensitive children before the Empire does.
The game was not only a critical success, winning more than a few awards from various outfits the year it was released, but also a financial one. Fallen Order went on to be the second bestselling retail game in the UK for its first week on sale, and fourth months later, it had sold more than ten million copies.
A proper sequel has never been in question, but it seems like the proper reveal may be just around the corner.
When Will Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 Be Announced?
Via Nibel on Twitter, gaming insider Jeff Grubb reported that Respawn Entertainment's massively popular Star Wars game Jedi: Fallen Order will have its sequel properly revealed before this year's E3, with May being the approximate window.
Grubb mentioned that fans should "expect to hear about the game in a significant way before E3."
Cal Kestis Returns Soon
May might seem like a long way off, but time flies. The first adventure ended with the game's heroes barely escaping Darth Vader's grasp and Cal destroying the Jedi Holocron, leaving the Force-sensitive children to discover their own destinies instead of giving the Empire an easy way to track them down.
The character of Cal Kestis was a hit amongst those that played the game, with fans voicing their desire to see him crossover into the live-action stories. An obvious step for the character could be for his story to tie into the events of some of the Disney+ shows. Given the game's timeline, Kenobi is the only clear choice; but the creatives behind Star Wars have been known to surprise before.
While it isn't live-action, Bad Batch might also be a place that storytellers could expand Kestis' story.
As for his next game, it's hard to say what might be next. With Darth Vader showing up the first time around, another encounter with the Sith Lord probably wouldn't be out of the question.
Another possibility lies with Darth Maul. Solo showed how the Sith is still around, and with that particular story unresolved, maybe it can continue with Fallen Order 2—players did visit his homeworld Dathomir after all.