Star Wars Jedi: Survivor responds to backlash over PC performance issues
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to 2019's Jedi: Fallen Order, released this week to an overall swathe of positive reviews praising the improved lightsaber combat and for transporting players to the galaxy far, far away in an authentic manner (you can read Digital Spy's review right here).
But it's not all been positive. As has happened with other big-name titles over the last few years, the PC version has been criticised for its poor performance. Technical analysis experts Digital Foundry called it a "failure on just about every level", citing stuttering, frame rate, a blurry pixilation effect and options that don't do anything to improve the experience.
Responding to the criticism from the press and fans alike, the team at Electronic Arts, Respawn Entertainment and Lucasfilm Games have issued a statement acknowledging the issues.
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"We are aware that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor isn't performing to our standards for a percentage of our PC players, in particular those with high-end machines or certain specific configurations," the statement reads.
"For example, players using cutting-edge, multi-threaded chipsets designed for Windows 11 were encountering problems on Windows 10, or high-end GPUs coupled with lower-performing CPUs also saw unexpected frame loss. Rest assured, we are working to address these cases quickly.
"While there is no single, comprehensive solution for PC performance, the team has been working on fixes we believe will improve performance across a spectrum of configurations. We are committed to fixing these issues as soon as possible, but each patch requires significant testing to ensure we don't introduce new problems.
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"Thanks for understanding and apologies to any of our players experiencing these issues. We will continue to monitor performance across all platforms and share update timing as soon as it is available."
We noticed some technical issues on PS5 such as screen tearing and soft-locking while reviewing the game, although that was before the release date, which saw a patch deployed to improve console performance.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is out now on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
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