Jedi: Fallen Order 2 Coming Sooner Than Expected?

By Jason Collins | 2 months ago

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Respawn Entertainment might drop the first look at their upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2, a sequel to 2019’s mega-hit action-adventure, during the annual Star Wars Celebration event scheduled this May. This is fantastic news for Star Wars gaming fans, who expected the game’s showcase to drop on this year’s now-canceled EA Play 2022 event. Apparently, the Force is strong with Star Wars fans.

As reported by CBR, gaming industry insider Jeff Grubb said that all major news regarding the upcoming Jedi: Fallen Order 2, including any type of game showcase, should be expected in May at the Star Wars Celebration. However, as for when the game might release, Grubb couldn’t provide a definitive answer but offered speculation about the game’s release window being sometime later this year. That’s a relatively close release date and may sound too good to be true, but according to Grubb, EA’s Dragon Age 4 is being delayed for next year’s release window.

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Even the upcoming and highly anticipated Dead Space remake is delayed for early 2023, which could give EA and Respawn Entertainment enough time to release Jedi: Fallen Order 2. However, given the state of EA’s previously released games, like Battlefield 2042, which sparked a massive outrage of gamers petitioning for a refund, the publisher might want to take its time with this one. Star Wars fans are particularly defensive of their franchise of men in robes playing with glowing sticks. Then again, the company already lost exclusivity rights to the franchise, so it wouldn’t be wise to play against their audience and Lucasfilm Games.

Grubb’s predictions, however, alight with his previous comments about more Jedi: Fallen Order 2 news coming at Star Wars Celebration taking place between May 26 and May 29, though a separate source sparked the rumors about gameplay footage being the part of the announcement. That particular source also mentioned a late 2022 release date, matching Grubb’s current predictions. Many of the game’s details are still shrouded by the veil of mystery, but the game is reportedly dropping the Fallen Order title, as per our previous report, in favor of the Star Wars Jedi prefix, which will stand as the sequel’s official name.

Several different reports stated that Jedi: Fallen Order 2 would feature a cast of returning characters from the original game, though some are reported to have more prominent roles in the sequel. Of course, there will also be several well-known Star Wars characters that weren’t featured in the first game, but the specific details about those characters are kept tightly under wraps. Cal Kestis, the original game’s protagonist, is also expected to return, though his role in the sequel remains unknown. He is one of the fan-favorite characters in the Star Wars gaming franchise, and fans would very much like to see him in a protagonist role once again.

It’s worth noting that this is all speculative information and should be taken as such. But some details could corroborate his statement regarding the release date; EA’s exclusive license to Star Wars games is currently only limited to consoles and is set to expire in early 2023. So, it stands to reason that the publisher would prioritize the release of Jedi: Fallen Order 2 before their license expires.