Respawn Entertainment is preparing for the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but director Stig Asmussen doesn’t want to stop there. In an interview with IGN Unfiltered, he expressed interest in making a third game to complete the trilogy. This could happen if sales of the second game go well.
It may seem early to be thinking about another sequel, but Asmussen reveals that discussions about Jedi: Survivor were ongoing before the first game was released. “We were already talking about the second game. In fact, we were already talking about it after that. And these are conversations we’re having as we work with Lucasfilm to come up with the story. Where are we going with the second game?”
“I always wanted this to be a trilogy. How can we take Cal and his crew to new places beyond what we did in the first game? We already had a pretty good idea of the time frame in which we wanted Survivor to take place, what the stakes would be, what the tone of the game would be, what Cal would have to fight against, and how the crew would fit into that. And there are also ideas about what we could do after that.”
If there will be a third game, it will likely be made on Unreal Engine 5 (Jedi: Survivor uses Unreal Engine 4). Although Asmussen did not directly confirm it, he did say it is a “very safe assumption.” “I’m not going to say it will be easy. We have a lot of proprietary technology that we built into the engine to do what it does now for Jedi, and we would have to modify some of that to make it work on a new engine.”
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be released on April 28 for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC. In addition to a darker tone, it offers five lightsaber combat styles, huge new planets to explore, expanded optional content such as the Jedi Chambers and AI allies who can help Cal.