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Jedi: Fallen Order 2 may release by 2021 on next-gen consoles

Respawn is making a new third-person Star Wars game, and it's probably Jedi: Fallen Order 2.

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Published Tue, Dec 17 2019 6:29 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:45 AM CST

New job listings for Respawn's Star Wars team strongly hints a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel is in development.

Jedi: Fallen Order 2 may release by 2021 on next-gen consoles | TweakTown.com

Three new job listings confirm Respawn is making another third-person action adventure game in the Star Wars brand. Jedi: Fallen Order fits the bill nicely with its Uncharted-meets-The-Force-Unleashed gameplay. The developer is trying to fill some serious high-level positions, indicating the project is still in early phases of development. All of these listings were opened recently so they're not old ones for the original Jedi: Fallen Order.

Right now Respawn is hiring for a level designer, a senior software engineer, and a senior character artist.

"We're picturing someone who is passionate about the Star Wars Universe and is invigorated by the idea of coding third person action/adventure games," reads a listing.

A sequel makes sense given the game's huge acclaim and sales figures (it became the fastest-selling Star Wars game in history).

This actually isn't the first time we heard about a sequel. Kotaku's Jason Schreier, who has close connections with the goings-on at game studios, pretty much indicated a sequel was in development during a recent Splitscreen podcast (warning, spoiler heavy!).

EA's Star Wars games got off to a rough start with two cancellations: First Visceral's unique Project Ragtag game was cancelled, then EA Vancouver's open world Project Orca was cancelled too.

There are currently two known Star Wars games in development: the new unannounced game at Respawn, and EA Motive's Montreal studio's "unique Star Wars experience."

We expect Respawn's game to release after EA Motive's. EA recently said they expect a new Star Wars game to release by Fiscal Year 2022, which ends on March 31, 2022. So a new Star Wars game will release by 2021, and EA Motive's project has been in development for a while.

The current Star Wars games timeline looks something like this:

  • 2015 - Battlefront (released)
  • 2016 - Various DLC packs for BF1 and Galaxy of Heroes (released)
  • 2017 - Battlefront II (released)
  • 2018 - Visceral's Project Ragtag (cancelled)
  • 2019 - Jedi: Fallen Order (released)
  • 2020 - Project Orca (cancelled)
  • 2020 - Motive's unannounced Star Wars game?
  • 2021-2022 - Respawn's new Star Wars game?

Respawn is also pretty busy. Right now Respawn has multiple projects in development including:

  • Ongoing Apex Legends support (#1 priority)
  • Unannounced Star Wars game
  • New Titanfall game
  • Medal of Honor VR shooter
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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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