Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher EA ended up being a massive success when it first launched in 2019. The action/adventure title was a deviation from the developer’s trademark first-person shooter efforts like Apex Legends and Titanfall, but it showcased their talent and flexibility for diverse genres.
While the game originally launched on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrade for Fallen Order is on its way “this summer”, though more details are expected to arrive soon.
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EA and Respawn Entertainment have confirmed in a recent announcement that a PS5 and Xbox Series X/S update for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is coming soon – summer 2021 to be exact. However, more details are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks. Lucasfilm put out a statement:
Coming this summer, we’re excited to announce the next-gen release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, bringing a number of technical improvements to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S console versions of the game. This will be a free cross-generation upgrade to current owners. More details will come soon.
The important takeaway from the post is that the upgrade will be free for current owners of the game, with a standalone physical next-gen release also presumably planned to launch. The upgrade promises “a number of technical improvements”, which we speculate could be performance boosts, higher framerates and for PS5, might take advantage of the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers on the DualSense controller.
EA had already released a next-gen optimization update in January, enhancing the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Fallen Order for Sony and Microsoft’s current consoles. If you’re looking to try out Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, you may want to wait for this next free upgrade, but you’ll still be getting a few improvements from the last-gen consoles if you choose to play it now.