Star Wars fans praise EA for delaying Jedi: Survivor
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Respawn Entertainment recently announced its choice to defer the launch of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor out of March, and fortunately, the reaction from fans has been nothing but supportive.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was originally meant to launch on 17 March before Respawn Entertainment revealed that the game requires a little more time in the oven to reflect the standard that it and the fans expect. "In order for the team to hit the Respawn quality bar, provide the team with the time they need, and achieve the level of polish our fans deserve, we have added six crucial weeks to our release schedule," said the developer in a statement earlier this week. While delays do dash the hopes of potential players, there's been an overall shift to see these schedule changes as a positive thing following the shambles of Cyberpunk 2077 and Battlefield 2042 which were very obviously rushed out of the door.
Check out the official trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor below:
That trend is shown in the response to the delay from the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order subreddit, which is filled with fans wishing the team well. "They can take all the time they need to finish the game. I’m very invested in the story at this point, and the more enjoyable they make it, the more I’ll love it," said Reddit user Echo9Eight. Many mentioned that the delay gives them the chance to savour Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars, a tie-in novel covering the events of the five years between the two games. This will feature the Fifth Brother, who appeared in the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, as well as Cal, Cere Junda, Greez Dritus, Nightsister Merrin and BD-1.
Releasing on 28 April also allows players to save up for the deluxe edition of the game and as March is already packed with The Last of Us Part I for PC, Wo Long Fallen Dynasty and Resident Evil 4, fans might be able to afford to purchase more games than they would have done if Survivor was still set for its original month. "Honestly great news. Work-life balance is important, infinitely more important than getting a video game," added Reddit user kerriazes. Well said.