Stig Asmussen, the director of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and its upcoming sequel, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, has revealed in an interview with IGN that he has always envisioned Cal Kestis’ story as a trilogy. Asmussen’s revelation suggests that a third game in the series might be in the works, provided Jedi: Survivor does well.
According to Asmussen, discussions regarding Jedi: Survivor began before Jedi: Fallen Order was even released, with his team already considering the possibility of a sequel. “We were already talking about the second game,” Asmussen said in the interview. “I mean, frankly, we were talking beyond.”
Asmussen also revealed that he and his team “had a pretty decent idea of timeframe where we wanted Survivor to take place, what the stakes were going to be, what the tone of the game was going to be, what Cal was going to be up against, and how the crew was going to factor into that. And there are ideas of what we could do beyond that as well.”
Asmussen’s comments indicate that Jedi: Survivor will continue Cal Kestis’ story and build on the narrative established in Jedi: Fallen Order. The first game, which was released in 2019, follows Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan who narrowly survived Order 66. Set five years after the events of the film Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Jedi: Fallen Order sees Cal recruited by former Jedi Master Cere Junda as part of a bid to rebuild the Jedi Order.
Jedi: Survivor takes place another five years later, with Cal now a Jedi Knight still struggling to survive in a galaxy controlled by the Galactic Empire. The game is slated to release on Friday, April 28 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.
Asmussen also mentioned that a potential third game in the series would most likely be made using Unreal Engine 5, a new game engine from Epic Games. “I think it’s a pretty safe assumption,” he said. “I’m not going to say it’s going to be easy. I mean, we have a lot of proprietary things that we’ve warped the engine into doing what it does for Jedi right now, and we would have to retool some of that to get it to work on any new engine.”
Overall, Asmussen’s comments are sure to excite fans of the Star Wars Jedi series, as they suggest that the story of Cal Kestis will continue beyond Jedi: Survivor. With the second game set to release in just a few months, fans won’t have to wait long to see where the story goes next.
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