Survivor PC Issues Plague Launch, EA Issues Statement

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor currently has technical issues across every platform it is on. However, it appears as though PC players have it the roughest, according to widespread reports. It’s gotten bad enough to where Electronic Arts had to issue a statement on the matter.

The EA Star Wars Twitter account tweeted out the note, saying the team was aware of the issues and that the port wasn’t “performing to [its] standards for a percentage” of players on PC. It, ironically, also seems like it’s worse for those with more powerful machines.

EA explained that there was not going to be one fix, but the team has been working on patches that will reportedly improve the situation. But each of these updates has to be tested thoroughly so they don’t add even more issues. As such, EA did not give a window for when the patches will start rolling in.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor currently sits at a “Mostly Negative” on Steam with many reviews calling out how poorly it runs on the user’s machine. This is all after the studio delayed the game an entire month on every platform to meet the “Respawn quality bar.”

While received positively on the whole, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was also heavily criticized for its many bugs, some of which blocked progression. Head of Respawn Entertainment Vince Zampella was strangely forthcoming about the bugs, saying that the studio considered pushing the game, but wanted to release it in time for the holiday. Fallen Order, despite some stiff competition, came in second place in the November 2019 NPD just after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. As of May 2020, it had sold over 10 million copies and garnered over 20 million players by June 2021. That number has undoubtedly grown, especially as Fallen Order was a part of January 2023’s PlayStation Plus Essential lineup.