Respawn’s new Star Wars FPS is still on the horizon, but players could already meet its main character in next year’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
Very little is known about the new Star Wars FPS in the works at EA and Respawn, but it may already have the perfect protagonist. At the beginning of 2022, EA announced three new Star Wars games. One of these projects will be the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, while another is a real-time strategy title from Greg Foerstch’s Bit Reactor and a third is an FPS led by Respawn Game Director Peter Hirschmann.
This third, currently unnamed Star Wars video game has already spawned much discussion from fans online, with there even being hope that it could make the beloved Star Wars: Dark Forces canon. Speculation regarding its setting and possible protagonists has also been prevalent, although this has subsided slightly since the marketing campaign for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor ramped up. Respawn is still yet to reveal any detailed information regarding its next planned games after Jedi: Survivor, and is unlikely to until after that game releases March 17, 2023.
Jedi: Survivor’s Bode Akuna Might Be A Perfect Fit For Respawn’s FPS
While there are plenty of interesting possibilities for Respawn’s new Star Wars FPS, it could be that the game’s main character is introduced in next year’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. During December’s Game Awards 2022 livestream event, fans were treated to a new Jedi: Survivor trailer that highlighted more details about the upcoming sequel’s story and gameplay. One such new element is Cal’s new ally, Bode Akuna, a mercenary who appears to aid the fugitive Jedi. While Bode (played by Noshir Dalal) was only shown briefly during the trailer, both EA and Cal voice actor Cameron Monaghan recently shared several exciting details about this new hero – mainly that he and Cal share a strong bond of friendship due to their similar backgrounds.
Bode Akuna Will Help Cal Kestis In Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Depending on how deeply Star Wars Jedi: Survivor delves into Bode’s background, Respawn could be setting him up to star in its forthcoming Star Wars FPS. Not only are both games being developed by the same studio, but Bode is shown wielding blasters in the explosive Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gameplay trailer – making him a natural fit for the FPS genre already. Bode appears to be an interesting character from what has been revealed about him so far, and having him as the lead in his own spinoff game could draw in fans of the Star Wars Jedi titles as well as flesh out Respawn’s segment of the ever-growing Star Wars universe.
Only time will tell what Respawn has planned for its new Star Wars FPS, but there is the possibility that the studio could be setting it up through Bode Akuna’s supporting role in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Whether or not Bode returns in Respawn’s next Star Wars game, fans will get to meet this mysterious mercenary when Star Wars Jedi: Survivor finally launches on March 17, 2023.
More: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Hints At An Unhappy Ending For Cal’s Crew
Source: EA Star Wars/YouTube
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
- Original Release Date:
- Respawn Entertainment
- Star Wars Jedi
- Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
- PC, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5
- Electronic Arts
- Unreal Engine 5
- Following up after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor continues the journey of Cal Kestis after surviving the aftermath of Order 66 and the mass execution of the Jedi. Five years after barely escaping the clutches of Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire, Cal continues to live on the run with his robot companion, BD-1. Players will now assume the role of Cal Kestis as no longer a Padawan but a Jedi Master. Spanning several planets and further refining and evolving the lightsaber/force-powered Jedi combat in Fallen Order, Survivor will once again put players back into the ever-expanding Star Wars Universe.
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order