Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment announced the decision to delay the upcoming action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
The timing of the decision isn't random as it comes with the announcement of EA's financials alongside the shutdown of Apex Legends Mobile and the cancellation of Battlefield Mobile, as the publisher rebalances its investment in the face of the current situation of the economy.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be released on April 28, 2023, which is a bit over a month over its previous release on March 15, 2023. This also means that its launch will slide into EA's next fiscal year.
According to Respawn, the game is now content complete, but the developer is focusing on fixing bugs, enhancing performance, improving stability, and applying a final coat of polish, on top of honing the player experience.
The delay has been motivated by the demand to hit the quality bar that fans expect from Respawn Entertainment, provide the team with what it needs, and take time to polish the game.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is coming for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The game was announced in January 2022, and it's the sequel of the critically-acclaimed single-player action-adventure Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It's set five years after its predecessor as an older and more experienced Cal Kestis is still struggling to keep out of sight as the power of the Galactic Empire grows. It's directed by Stig Asmussen, previously known for his work on the God of War series.
The first game was especially well received due to its single-player nature and lack of game-as-a-service elements, which were certainly uncharacteristic for a title published by Electronic Arts. It'll certainly be interesting to see if the sequel will be equally successful and now the developers have a few additional weeks to improve its chances.