Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, a game by Respawn Entertainment that is a sequel to the big hit from 2019, turned out to be one of the biggest financial successes of the first half of this year. The game did so well that Electronic Arts has just announced that work is underway to port the title to additional platforms.
- During a recent investor call, EA representative revealed that work has begun on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
- The publisher did not provide exact sales figures. It was only stated that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has already been played by millions of players, and the game's success was one of the main reasons why the period from April 1 to June 30, 2023 was the best second quarter in the company's history.
- Recall that the game was released this April, on PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 4.
- A representative from Electronic Arts also assured that the PC, XSX/S and PS5 versions remain a priority for Respawn Entertainment. The developers are currently working on updates that will improve performance on these hardware platforms.. More information is be revealed soon.
The declaration of continued work on the PC, XSX/S and PS5 versions should please PC gamers in particular. The game has been hailed by experts as the worst port of 2023. Subsequent patches have improved the situation a bit, but there is still a lot to be improved, which is best shown by the fact that of the reviews issued for the game on Steam in the last 30 days only 68% are positive.
The PS5 and XSX/S owner base is getting bigger and bigger
Recently, more and more games have been coming out only on PC and current-gen consoles, leaving out older devices. All because sales of the latest platforms have finally reached a level that allows this.
- Suffice it to mention here that a few days ago Sony boasted that the PlayStation 5 has already sold more than 50 million units.
- The Xbox Series X/S is doing much worse (21 million units), but even so, combined, the two systems have a user base that is sufficient for many developers and publishers.
Electronic Arts' move with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is interesting, but could prove profitable. This trail has already been blazed this year by Hogwarts Legacy, which first debuted in February only on PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5, and three months later was released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The release on older consoles was surprisingly successful, and the developers have used a ton of interesting cuts and rework to ensure adequate performance on severely outdated platforms.