Actor Cameron Monaghan has casually confirmed that a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is currently in development. This revelation took place during the Ocala Comic Con event, where Monaghan, known for his role as the voice and motion capture artist behind the protagonist Cal Kestis, stated, “We’re working on the third. We’re in the process of doing it right now.” This announcement comes as a surprise, especially considering the departure of series director Stig Asmussen, who played a pivotal role in revitalizing single-player Star Wars games.
Despite Asmussen’s exit, he had expressed a strong desire to conclude Cal’s story arc through a trilogy, even before the release of 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Monaghan added, “That’s a big undertaking and there have been some conversations so far, but hopefully when all things are said and done, we’ll be able to go in and make something really cool for you guys again.” This unofficial confirmation was supported by Tina Ivlev, Monaghan’s co-star in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, who portrayed Cal’s romantic interest, Merrin.
Before leaving his position, Asmussen had mapped out the entire trajectory for Cal’s trilogy, and there are indications that Star Wars Jedi 3 will utilize Unreal Engine 5. It appears that the series will continue despite Asmussen’s absence, possibly requiring adjustments to accommodate the new engine.
In recent news, Respawn Entertainment released patch 7 for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, focusing on optimizing the PC version with native support for Nvidia’s DLSS upscaling technology. The PS5 and Xbox Series S/X versions also received performance improvements aimed at achieving 60fps. Since its launch on April 28, the game has undergone significant improvements in terms of performance.
During EA’s Q1 2024 earnings call in August, it was confirmed that Respawn Entertainment is in the early stages of developing dedicated versions of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor for last-gen consoles, the PS4 and Xbox One. This decision to skip the older generation at launch was made to prioritize optimization and deliver high-quality visuals on new hardware. However, challenges were encountered along the way. Currently, there is no release window for these new versions.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is available on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X. EA has not yet commented on the possibility of a sequel.