Star Wars video games have been in a rut as of late. Having been under the control of EA Games for nearly a decade, the amount of games created under the IP has been scarce.
Thankfully, that recently came to an end with the announcement of the creation of Lucasfilm games —whose arrival signaled the end of the exclusivity between EA Games and Star Wars. This is something for gamers and Star Wars fans alike to look forward to.
While the IP’s time with EA was rocky, one of its biggest successes was Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order . Released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the game followed Cal Kestis as one of the last remaining Jedi after Order 66. Players controlled him on his journey to find the key to the survival of the Jedi Order.
Not only was the game praised by critics, but it was adored by fans just the same. Now, everyone can look forward to enjoying Cal’s journey on current-generation hardware...
FALLEN ORDER GETS A FACE-LIFT
In celebration of May 4, aka Star Wars Day, it has been announced that Star Wars Jedi: Fall Order will get a new release for current-generation consoles.
The game's release on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S is coming this summer and will bring a number of technical improvements. These enhancements were not elaborated on, but it's easy to assume that at the very least resolution and frame rates will be improved. The release will be a free-cross generation upgrade for current owners.
New details will be coming soon, but for now, everyone can enjoy up to 70% off the Standard and Deluxe Editions of the game, an offer that is valid April 28-May 12 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Origin, and Steam.
THE FUTURE OF STAR WARS GAMES
Star Wars has seen a lot of activity as of late, with classic games being re-released on last-gen consoles such as Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer , Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy , and Star Wars: Republic Commando . There’s even a rumored remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic that seems to be much more than just a face-lift .
It doesn't end there. The end of the EA Games era started with the announcement of a game being created by Ubisoft Games within the Star Wars Universe. On top of that, gamers may even be getting a Mandalorian game based within/on the Disney+ show. Already, in the span of only a few weeks, fans know of more games in development than EA had given the world in eight years.
It's easy to say that the future of Star Wars games looks bright. So, when fans get that new upgrade for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order this summer, they can rest assured that it's only the beginning.