Star Wars Jedi: Survivor game director "always wanted to see this as a trilogy"

By Tom West,

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's director would like to see Cal Kestis' adventures become a trilogy, and assuming that EA and Lucasfilm sign off on it, it's a "pretty safe assumption" that the third game would use Unreal Engine 5.

Respawn Entertainment game director Stig Asmussen has "always wanted to see" Star Wars Jedi become a trilogy. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to 2019's fantastic Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is set to launch on April 28th for Xbox Series X|S, but it already sounds like we could perhaps one day see a third game developed in Unreal Engine 5.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor follow-up game could use Unreal Engine 5

Speaking on IGN Unfiltered, Asmussen said that discussions for a sequel and more were taking place before Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was even released. "These were discussions that, when we're breaking this story to Lucasfilm, it's like: 'Well, where are we going with the second game?' Asmussen said. "I always wanted to see this as a trilogy. How can we take Cal and the crew to new places beyond what we were doing in the first game?"

Asmussen explained that Respawn had a "pretty decent" idea about many aspects of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, even in those early days, and unsurprisingly, the team already has ideas for another game. Survivor has been built using Unreal Engine 4, but Asmussen says that providing a third game gets the go-ahead, "it's a pretty safe assumption" that it would take advantage of Unreal Engine 5. "I'm not going to say it's going to be easy," Asmussen said. "I mean, we have a lot of proprietary things that we've warped the engine into doing what it does for Jedi right now, and we would have to retool some of that to get it to work on any new engine."

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is just around the corner now; will you be joining Cal Kestis on his latest intergalactic mission? Drop down below and let us know, Padawans!
Tom West
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with systems like the Nintendo 64 and Playstation until he eventually fell in love with the Xbox 360. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not achievement hunting, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online.
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