ORIGINAL STORY, 06/10/2021: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order next gen was inevitable. Earlier this year the game received a next-gen update that unlocked a higher frame rate performance mode, better post-processing and dynamic resolution. And now a new report says that a full next gen release of the planet-hopping saber-swinging Force-wielding Metroidvania is imminent.
UPDATE, 06/11/2021: It’s true, all of it. LucasFilm Games and EA have revealed that the Xbox Series X|S upgrade for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available today. The upgrade brings a variety of improvements such as higher resolution textures and assets, 4K/HDR Resolution, improved framerates and faster loading times on top of the new performance and quality modes added earlier this year.
ORIGNAL STORY CONTINUES: A report from The Gamer says that their source at a UK video game retailer has received physical copies of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for PlayStation 5 and that their head office has given down notice that there will be an “announcement and release” on June 11, this Friday. This lines up with a previous report from our sister site Sirus Gaming by news editor Christian Pepito.
We can only assume that that copies for Xbox Series X|S are scheduled to drop and announce for the same date. For while the report only references PlayStation 5, there’s no reason to believe Xbox copies would come out at a later date, especially when you consider the strong relationship between Microsoft and EA and the fact that Fallen Order was originally marketed under the Xbox banner.
If you already have a copy of the game then you don’t have to worry. Thanks to Smart Delivery, the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order next gen upgrade is entirely free for existing owners. The game is also part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate via EA Play if you don’t already have it.
Or you could just straight up pick it up anyway. Sirus Gaming founding editor Lex Tablante reviewed the game and had this to say: “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order succeeds as one of the greatest Star Wars game in history. [It] impressively gets the Star Wars atmosphere right, it’s like you’re watching a 26 hour Star Wars film where you get to control the protagonist.”