Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be releasing next month, the highly-anticipated sequel to the terrific Jedi: Fallen Order game that released in 2019. And, if we’re lucky, that won’t be the end of the story either.
Stig Asmussen, the game director on both Fallen Order and Survivor, recently told IGN that he hopes to make a third chapter as well. “I always wanted to see this as a trilogy,” he said. “How can we take Cal and the crew to new places beyond what we were doing in the first game?”
Asmussen also shared that even before Fallen Order released he was talking with Lucasfilm about a second game, and beyond, and imagining where the story could go past the inaugural chapter. When the game became a huge hit it was immediately obvious that a second chapter would be quickly greenlit, and the fruit of that is Survivor. The game takes place about five years after the events of the first chapter and once more follows Cal Kestis and his trusty droid companion BD-1 as they travel the galaxy and come up against dangerous new threats.
Part of what made Fallen Order so great is not just that it was an exciting game to play but that the story it told, and the characters it introduced, were fantastic. That’s what gives real hope about where the games will go from here, as they can keep developing the mechanics of the game while keeping the heart of the game driven by the story and the characters. Similar to The Mandalorian, when you get fans to fall in love with the main characters, whether that be Din Djarin and Grogu or Cal Kestis and BD-1, or any host of others, there will always be plenty of potential for future stories to be told – and fans will be excited about it when it happens.
In other words, I’d be shocked if we don’t see a third installment in this Star Wars Jedi series at some point, because following the adventures of these characters will remain exciting. And if they’re already talking about where the story could go post-Survivor, I’m sure we’ll be in for a treat when we see not just this story, but what’s still to come in the future as well.