Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gets a gameplay reveal at The Game Awards 2022. The news comes following a release date leak on Monday night, where a Steam page listing suggested that the highly anticipated galaxy generation adventure dropped on March 15, 2023 The page, along with its description, was eventually removed, but shortly after EA confirmed a showcase at the Geoff Keighley awards show with brand new artwork featuring returning stars Cal Kestis (Cameron Monaghan) and his droid BD-1. The Game Awards 2022 are scheduled for Friday, December 9 at 6:00 a.m. IST.
“I don’t want to spoil too many details before the show, but I can say that this will be the first time that [developer] Respawn will show the game in action to the world, so fans have a lot to look forward to,” Game Awards host and creator Geoff Keighley told Variety.
“We worked with Respawn and EA on this moment for almost six months.” Star Wars Jedi: Survivor picks up five years after the events of Fallen Order, with our leader Kestis, still on the run from the Empire, as he bears the brunt of being one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy. Judging from the short description and tags on Steam, players can expect similar gameplay, where you deflect incoming projectiles, run through obstacles, and engage in lightsaber combat, with a difficulty cap that sounds like a souls-like title.
The Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Steam page was briefly filled with new details – as spotted Wario64 on Twitter – including a launch date. The legitimacy is bolstered by a report from last month, which suggested that EA was aiming to release a major IP in March 2023.
In its second quarter financial results presentation, the publisher listed the titles it planned to release before the end of its 2023 fiscal year. Among them, the Q4 segment detailed a “major IP”, which was expected to arrive before the March 31, with the company wanting to delay the reveal until much closer to launch. EA previously confirmed that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was slated for release in 2023, and this new March 15 launch date leak lines up with that.
The Star Wars Jedi: Survivor leak featured some major reveals, noting the return of the cinematic combat system and the ability to “discover new planets and familiar frontiers” in the galaxy. “Master new skills, gear, and abilities that will augment the way you explore, fight, and roam,” the purported screenshot reads. The now delisted DLC included pre-order bonuses – a Hermit outfit, a Hermit lightsabers set, and a combustion blaster set for the standard edition. Pre-ordering the higher-priced Deluxe Edition granted two cosmetic packs — “The Galactic Hero” and “The New Hero” — both of which included a BD-1 droid cosmetic in the mix. PC system requirements were also revealed in the leak.
If true, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will release on March 15, 2023 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X. As previously reported, the gameplay reveal will go live during The Game Awards 2022, which begins on March 9. December at 6am IST / December 8 at 4:30pm PT.