In the final full year before the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X marketing cycles began in earnest, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order was a Game of the Year contender among its peers. Despite obviously needing a few more months of polish, the game and developer Respawn proved that good single-player Star Wars games were not a creative dead end and its sales seemingly proved a broader point to publisher Electronic Arts. There was not a next-gen port waiting in the wings for launch, but there will be by this summer.
Posted by Lucasfilm Games on the official Star Wars website, a next-gen update (or just plain current-gen considering it’s been six months) will be landing this summer to a PS5 or Series S|X near you. This is distinct from the next-gen update that dropped in January, which improved framerate and resolution on newer consoles when playing it via backwards compatibility. A native port should do that, improve on other things like lighting and textures, and presumably futz with loading times to minimize them by design.
The update will be free to existing owners who will see their PS4 or Xbox One versions upgraded to current gen ones through the magic of the internet. Theoretically, you could just buy the game now when it’s on sale for a smooth upgrade later this summer, but I dunno. I’m not your dad. Do what you want.
The update is specifically outlined for the PS5 and Xbox Series S|X, so it’s not clear if there will be a “definitive edition” upgrade for PC players. Pretty much all the details on this upgrade will be coming later down the line.