Publisher EA and developer Respawn Entertainment have officially announced a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in January, alongside two other star wars projects that Respawn has in development. Now, according to GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb on his Giant Bomb Grubbsnax podcast (via VGC), star wars jedi 2 is aiming for a 2023 release date and will only receive a next-gen version, i.e. for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and presumably PC. Besides, Fallen order would be removed from the name of the suite.
The 2023 release date would be part of the reason why star wars jedi 2 will only appear on next-gen platforms: it should be enough time for players who want to a PS5 or Xbox Series X should finally be able to get their hands on it. Additionally, focusing on next-gen consoles will allow Respawn to take full advantage of this more powerful hardware. Games that also need to run on PlayStation 4 (or, in many cases, Nintendo Switch) won’t be capable of the technical magic that a PlayStation 5 can perform, like instant dimension jumping in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has sold over 10 million units since its release in 2019, so EA will be looking to start again with star wars jedi 2 in 2023. Meanwhile, Respawn is also working on a star wars first person shooter and strategy game.
There are several other large star wars projects in development at other publishers, such as the cinematic action adventure from Skydance New Media, the open-world game from Massive Entertainment and everything Quantic Dream Star Wars: Eclipse turns out to be. There is even strong speculation in which the franchise will appear Kingdom Hearts IV.