Update: Developer Respawn has now formally announced the next generation versions of Jedi: Fallen Order, and also revealed that the game has now been played by 20 million people.
Respawn has clarified that the new versions make the following improvements:
- Textures and assets with higher resolution
- 4K / HDR resolution
- Improved performance at 60 FPS
- Significantly faster loading times
The new versions of the game come with a Performance Mode switch on PS5 and Xbox Series X (but not Series S). The switch offers either 1440p resolution at 60 FPS or 4K resolution at 30 FPS.
EA has secretly released next-generation versions of the popular Star Wars action game Jedi: Fallen Order on PlayStation and the Xbox Storefront.
EA previously revealed that upgraded versions of the game for the latest generation of console hardware would be available this summer, so it is not surprising that they have been released. What is surprising, however, is the lack of fanfare surrounding the releases. The games appear to have been dropped without notice, press releases or information.
Like most games that receive PS5 and Xbox serial upgrades, you can download the next generation version for free if you already own the latest gen version. The game was previously updated for next-generation consoles, but these new versions are true original ports in the game for the next generation, not only improved through backward compatibility.
Given the silence surrounding the releases, EA might be planning to show up at one of the upcoming E3 events and announce it properly there. EA is not hosting its usual EA Play conference until the end of July, so it is unlikely it will release these new versions so far ahead of an official announcement. Either way, the games are now available, so if you’ve been looking forward to playing these games on the PS5 or Xbox Series, you can jump in right now.
Jedi: Fallen Order was first launched in November 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC and follows the story of Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis as he is hunted by Empire. We scored it a 9/10 and called it a “fantastic single-player action adventure.” It recently made our list of the best Soulslike games for fans of From Software’s influential Dark Souls series.
In the coming years we will see many new Star Wars games, with Ubisoft Massive confirmed to be working on a new open-world game in the franchise, and we still have Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga coming soon too. Since EA no longer has exclusive rights to Star Wars games, it’s exciting to see what comes next for the franchise.
Liam Wiseman is a freelance news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @liamthewiseman