After months of rumors, Respawn Entertainment lastly unveiled Star Wars Jedi: Survivor at this yr’s Star Wars Celebration. It’s a brief teaser trailer however showcases the environment that the sequel goes for. Releasing in 2023, it will likely be out there on Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC, skipping previous-gen consoles solely.
In a current interview with StarWars.com, director Stig Asmussen was requested how current-gen consoles allowed for increasing or bettering on the gameplay. “I believe the most important factor is ray tracing, or lighting. That’s permitting us to do real-time lighting, on a regular basis, at a constancy that’s effectively past something that we’ve ever produced earlier than.
“Since it’s real-time, we get to see the changes as we tweak the lights – immediately, essentially. That means that we have more time to polish, that means that we can iterate more, and we can get better results that feel more filmic.” Aside from this, the solid-state drives of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S permit for loading “tons of content really quickly.”
“I’ve always worked on streaming games – games that don’t have load screens,” says Asmussen. “The fact that these consoles have such fast storage has made it even easier. Those are probably the two biggest benefits. PlayStation 5 has some really interesting haptics on their controller that we’re digging into, and it’s just an easier process in general.” Haptic suggestions probably recreating the “hum” of the Lightsaber? We’re all about it.
Asmussen additionally spoke a bit concerning the temper of the teaser trailer. The interviewer described it as “mysterious and menacing” and requested if it was a mirrored image of what’s to come back. “Yeah, you nailed it. Right there, that’s the aim within the tone of it, is to go away the participant with quite a lot of questions however they’re very intrigued. The sport is all about survival. That’s why it’s referred to as Jedi: Survivor.
“They are in dark times, and Cal and the crew are doing whatever it takes to stay alive. That might mean that they are making connections with people that, in other times, might be considered unsavory. Some of that is portrayed in the trailer, and again, I don’t want to give anything away, but there’s definitely a sense of…I don’t want to spoil anything, sorry! [Laughs.]”
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor doesn’t have an official launch date. However, VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb beforehand reported that it will launch in February/March next year. Gameplay footage can be anticipated to be showcased subsequent month, both on the Summer Game Fest or the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. Stay tuned for extra particulars within the meantime.