Back in August 2021, EA CEO Andrew Wilson confirmed during an earnings call with investors that the publisher “continues to invest” in the Fallen Order series. Most recently, EA confirmed in this blog post that he has three Star Wars games, including the Fallen Order sequel. Specifically, “the next game in the Star Wars Jedi action-adventure series.”
What is the release date for Jedi: Fallen Order 2?
There has been no official announcement of release dates or even an official name for the game. Given the reference to the Star Wars Jedi series, instead of referring to the title Fallen Order, it could have been called something completely different. Time will show. Depending on when production on the sequel started, we could see it as early as this year if they start production immediately and plan to reuse the engine and at least some of the art assets. If not, then wait for no earlier than 2023.
Who is developing Jedi: Fallen Order 2?
One of the few details we do What this elusive sequel has in store is that Respawn Entertainment (developers of the first game and battle royale cash cow Apex Legends) will spearhead production of the Fallen Order sequel and the new Star Wars FPS. Respawn is also helping new studio Bit Reactor develop a new Star Wars strategy game.
Director Stig Asmussen will head the Fallen Order project. He was in charge of the first game, and a long time ago, in a studio far, far away, he was the director of several God Of War games. Respawn is currently hiring recruit teams for these and other projects.
When and where will Jedi: Fallen Order 2 take place?
Welcome to the speculation zone! We have many ideas, but little evidence. So, we know that the first Fallen Order takes place 14 years before the Battle of Yavin (attack on the first Death Star) and shortly after that shit with all the clone troopers and Jedi. Assuming this is a direct continuation of Cal Kestis’ further adventures, we should see more of this era of intense oppression.
Being a devout Jedi, Cal and his friends shouldn’t have ventured into deep uncharted space to hide from the Empire. It seems as solid a suggestion as any that they will eventually be drawn into new conflicts before the Rebel Alliance, though nothing major enough to shake up the established canon.
If the sequel is going to use the supporting actors from the first game, I feel like a fiery guerrilla fighter. So Guerrera can become a limiting factor. He performed well in the first game and continued to fight the empire for another fourteen years. There may be some degree of a time skip, but I doubt it will be anything more than a decade and most likely less.
Where can the story of Jedi: Fallen Order 2 lead?
Assuming it’s a direct sequel, any Fallen Order sequel has a remarkably blurry trajectory set by the events of the first game. Disgraced young Jedi Cal Kestis has been re-knighted and reunited with the Force, and ready for more adventures, but with no hint of where they might lead.
In the first game’s finale, he leads a daring mission to an underwater Imperial fortress to restore a database of known force-sensitive children across the galaxy. Rather than put these children at further risk by recruiting them as Jedi, Cal points his lightsaber at the Holocron containing the data, literally cutting off the potential of this story arc.
This leaves us with surprisingly few plot hooks, aside from a recent personal run-in with Darth Vader himself, who makes a brief appearance in the finale to ruin Cal’s day and give him and fellow Jedi Cera a solid beating before they narrowly escape.
It is likely that we will follow the further adventures of the Mantis crew; Cal, Cere, Captain Grease and Nightsister Merrin. Further skirmishes with Vader seem likely, given that Cal is sporting a nice round saber hole in his chest from his previous round with the heavyweight Sith. I feel like it would be a disappointing dramatic arc if they never crossed sabers again.
But enough speculation for now. If any big new Star Wars announcements are made, they will be in a few months, most likely May 4th, our corporate Star Wars day.