Top Developer Reveals How Upcoming Star Wars Game Looks To Harness the Power of PlayStation 5

Published 05/28/2022, 5:00 PM EDT

Cal Kestis is ready to embark on his next big journey, as EA recently announced the title of the sequel to 2019’s blockbuster Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Its successor will be called Jedi: Survivor, with the iconic protagonist making an awaited return.

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The publisher revealed Star Wars Jedi: Survivor with a brief teaser on Saturday. However, it’s not the only thing available right now for the fans who are curious about the second installment. There’s a lot more for them to get excited about, especially for those owning a PlayStation 5.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor to use utilize the power of PlayStation 5 and DualSense controller

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As per the official description of the website, the sequel will take place five years after the events of Jedi: Fallen Order. The central character of Cal will need to beat the Empire at every front since he’s one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is being developed by Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts is returning as the publisher.

While the game will surely turn out to be great for its fans, its makers are really focusing on how they can make it feel breathtaking on the PlayStation 5 when it eventually comes out.

Recently, Respawn’s Stig Asmussen, who’s the director of the first entry as well as Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, discussed the upcoming title during an interaction. He was speaking to StarWars.com regarding the next installment as part of the ongoing SWCA 2022.

When he was asked about how they are using the power of next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 to make the sequel better, he had this to say:

“So I think the biggest thing is ray tracing, or lighting. That’s allowing us to do real-time lighting, all the time, at a fidelity that’s well beyond anything that we’ve ever produced before.”

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Adding further, he also said that his team is working on utilizing the power of PlayStation 5 with its fast storage. Along with that, they are also focusing on harnessing the excellent haptics on the DualSense controller.

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“The fact that these consoles have such PlayStation 5 has some really interesting haptics on their controller that we’re digging into, and it’s just an easier process in general.”

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will release in 2023 exclusively for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.

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