Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has been rated for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
New versions of Respawn’s game classified in Germany
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order may be getting PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions, according to the German video games rating board.
The USK rated the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game on September 9, 2019, two months before it was released.
However, two new ratings were granted on March 2 for the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles, implying entirely new versions are on the way.
EA released a next-gen optimisation update in January, which enhances the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game when played on Sony‘s and Microsoft‘s new consoles.
The update improves framerate and dynamic resolution ranges on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The two more powerful consoles have also had their post-processing resolutions improved.
However, as seen with many other next-gen updates, the Xbox Series X received more options than PS5, likely due to restrictions around how Sony’s console handles backwards compatibility updates.
Enabling next-gen performance features such as 120fps reportedly requires a full native port on PS5, while Microsoft allows such features to be added via a backwards compatibility patch.
EA said in July 2020 that Respawn’s action-adventure game had surpassed 10 million unique players.
The publisher labelled it “one of the breakout titles of the last several years” and CEO Andrew Wilson called it “the first title in an entirely new franchise”, suggesting a Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel is on the cards.