Will 'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor' Be on PS4 When It Comes Out?

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Mar. 30 2023, Published 3:31 p.m. ET

'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor' Will It Be on PS4?
Source: Respawn Entertainment

Debuting on April 28, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will continue the journey of Cal Kestis on the run and contending with threats sent from the Empire.

Taking place years after its predecessor, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, players will zip through vast open spaces and duke it out with foes through a range of lightsaber attacks.

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Respawn Entertainment intends for Survivor to deliver several fresh mechanics and a newfound visual fidelity that trumps the previous title.

Unfortunately, some game platforms are getting skipped because of these graphical feats, putting last-gen consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in an awkward spot.

'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor'
Source: Respawn Entertainment
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Will 'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor' be on PS4?

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be exclusive to next-gen consoles and PC when it comes out. The developers showed their decision through promotional material and trailers listing the platforms, but for a while, no one quite knew why this was the case.

Head of development Stig Asmussen for Survivor later explained in an interview on Play Magazine (per GamingBolt) that skipping previous-gen consoles would boast "more detail, greater density, broader enemy/NPC variety, and overall fidelity."

Skipping the PS4 was a conscious choice to "take advantage of the faster processors, larger/faster memory, better loading times, etc." within next-gen consoles "to create much larger maps."

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'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor'
Source: Respawn Entertainment

Stig continues: "We wanted to evolve/enhance the experience. This new generation allowed us to do exactly that, and I believe it translates to a true new-gen experience in the Star Wars universe."

Survivor may never be on PS4 unless the studio chooses to optimize the title for the system in the future.

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Is 'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor' coming to Game Pass?

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will come to Game Pass Ultimate, but it won't be a day-one launch title.

Like Fallen Order today, Survivor will join the EA Play service and eventually release on Game Pass at a later date, assuming the Microsoft and EA deal in 2020 to bring games to the platform still holds weight at that time.

'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor'
Source: Respawn Entertainment

Even if you had Game Pass on your Xbox One, you still can't play 'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.'

As stated above, Survivor will only work on next-gen consoles, so Xbox One won't be able to run the game. Fans could possibly find workarounds, but it likely won't perform well as the Xbox Series X/S would in the long run.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will launch on April 28 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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