Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be darker than Fallen Order, says director

The director of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has revealed that the game will have a darker plot than its predecessor, Fallen Order.

In an interview on the official Star Wars website, the game’s director Stig Asmussen (who also directed Fallen Order) was asked if the sequel would be more “mysterious and menacing”.

“Yeah, you nailed it,” Asmussen replied. “Right there, that’s the purpose in the tone of it, is to leave the player with a lot of questions but they’re very intrigued.

“The game is all about survival. That’s why it’s called Jedi: Survivor. They are in dark times, and Cal and the crew are doing whatever it takes to stay alive.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor – official teaser

“That might mean that they are making connections with people that, in other times, might be considered unsavoury.

“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!”

Following months of speculation, Electronic Arts officially announced Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on Friday with a teaser trailer.

The third person, narrative-driven action-adventure title picks up five years after the events of developer Respawn‘s hit 2019 release Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Accompanied by his trusty sidekick BD-1, protagonist Cal Kestis, one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy, must acquire new skills and grow his connection with the Force to stay one step ahead of the Empire’s constant pursuit.

Survivor is one of three Star Wars projects in development at Respawn. It’s also working on a new Star Wars first-person shooter helmed by former LucasArts veteran and Medal of Honor co-creator Peter Hirschmann.

Hirschmann previously worked on the original Star Wars Battlefront games and The Force Unleashed, and more recently directed 2020 VR title Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.

Respawn’s third Star Wars project is a strategy game developed through a production collaboration with Bit Reactor, which is a new studio formed by veterans of XCOM and Civilization studio Firaxis Games.

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