The 2019 release of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order was heralded by many to be a new age for Star Wars titles, which had largely hewed multiplayer and, uh, bad for years prior. The action kinda-Souls-like from Titanfall developer Respawn featured original story about Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis regaining his force powers to save cataloged force-sensitive children from the Empire’s grasp. The game ended dramatically, but set itself up for a possible sequel if they wanted to pursue it. Within months of release, EA executives were already being excitedly candid that Fallen Order’s sequel was more or less a given.
Now, according to VentureBeat/Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb, it looks like we may see that sequel this year. In fact, Grubb says, we might even see it before E3.
On his Giant Bomb show GrubbSnax, Grubb stated “I expect to hear about the game in a significant way before E3.” Grubb pinpointed the timeframe as around May, but seemed more comfortable saying it was just before the now-likely-digital June industry event. He continued on with speculating that the title may hit in 2022, but 2023 is more likely.
A likely target for reveal is May 4, the marketing-decided Star Wars day, named such because the date sounds like “May the Force,” two-thirds of an iconic platitude from the series. Star Wars day historically nets some announcements, including TV shows and games, making it a prime spot for a new Jedi Fallen Order announcement.
The possible sequel excites some speculation about where the game’s story could go, as the last game brought Cal to the brink of his abilities against an impossible enemy. As the first Fallen Order took place between the prequels and the original trilogy, there’s quite a lot of room on the timeline to move around or maybe even change protagonists should Respawn and Lucasfilm decide to go that route.