According to Gamereactor UK, the people working at Respawn Entertainment have been quietly working on a sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order for a while, as Electronic Arts develop multiple Star Wars titles in spite of no longer having the exclusive rights to do so. Here’s what they had to say:
EA has several Star Wars projects in development, including the fairly obvious sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The project is once again being lead by Respawn, who’s been tinkering with it for a long time already as the plan was to have it ready by 2023. Not that we’ll have to wait that long for more Star Wars.
The game would most likely be set to arrive a bit sooner had it not been for delays caused by COVID-19, which prevented a number of developers from working at the studio. Since employees had to work remotely, collaboration being much more difficult, but progress on the title was still made, though not as quickly as it would have been had there been no shutdown. It is possible Electronic Arts could provide a short teaser for this game at EA Play on June 12, but they may choose to wait until 2022 before discussing the title, depending on its level of progress.
The original Jedi game revolved around Cal Kestis, a survivor of Order 66 laying low for five years after the genocide, who is forced back into action when he is discovered by Jedi-hunting Inquisitors. Rescued by a small crew led by a former Jedi, Cal searches for a way to fight against the Galactic Empire and to see if there’s any way that he can rebuild the Order. The action-adventure title was a smash hit and has been expected to deliver sequels. Cameron Monaghan is expected to return as Cal Kestis, to which he not only voiced and provided the likeness of the character, but did full performance capture as well.
The actor recently posted an impressive video of his lightsaber twirling skills to Twitter for May the 4th. Safe to say he looks ready to return to action in any capacity.
— Cameron Monaghan (@cameronmonaghan) May 4, 2021