Cameron Monaghan has hinted at the expansion of the “Star Wars Jedi” video game series, revealing that a third installment is underway at Electronic Arts, extending the narrative of protagonist Cal Kestis beyond the first two games.
The affinity for trilogies within the “Star Wars” realm, as exemplified by the Skywalker saga’s spread across nine films and three distinct eras, suggests that “Star Wars Jedi” is poised to embrace a third chapter, according to Monaghan’s implications during an event at the Ocala Comic Con, as reported by the news site Polygon on September 25th. Monaghan, who portrays protagonist Cal Kestis, and Tina Ivlev, the actress for Merrin in the games, discussed their work on the forthcoming title during the panel.
“We are in the midst of developing a third game. It’s an ambitious project, and we hope that upon its completion, we will be able to present something extraordinary,” Monaghan revealed. Despite the lack of an official announcement from Electronic Arts, it seems improbable that Monaghan would divulge erroneous information. What might seem like a gaffe is likely a calculated tease for what’s to come. Earlier in the year, Stig Asmussen, the then-director of “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” had shared with IGN his aspiration to create a trilogy before his departure from the studio.
The Saga Continues: A New Chapter Ahead for Star Wars Jedi Series
Building on the success of “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor,” which has been acclaimed for both its commercial performance and critical reception in Electronic Arts’ latest financial report, the third game is anticipated to be a highlight for EA, following the warmly received “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” in 2019 and the planned porting of its sequel to PS4 and Xbox One.
Respawn Entertainment must outdo “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” which excelled with its engaging storyline but showed room for improvement in gameplay. Despite the positive reception and a consistent score of 8 out of 10, akin to its predecessor, expectations for significant advancements remain high.
The open-ended conclusion of “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” paves the way for future exploits for Cal Kestis, teasing the possibility of his exploration into the dark side of the Force. This narrative pivot holds the promise of intrigue, with the main character perpetually on the brink of a shift between light and dark.