Respawn has apologized for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s PC performance issues
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was released on PC and modern consoles on April 28th, with the older version receiving negative reviews on Steam on launch day. Reviews on Steam point to the game’s poor performance on PC, which can cause framerate drops even on smaller sub-segments (Gadgets 360 can confirm performance issues on PC). While one patch smoothed out things like cutscenes, Jedi Survivor couldn’t maintain a consistent 60fps even on the lowest settings, according to several players. Developer Respawn Entertainment has now apologized and confirmed that its team will continue to monitor performance on “all platforms” and issue fixes in a timely manner. It’s worth noting that the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X versions aren’t without performance issues either – nowhere near as good as the PC version.
“We are aware that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order does not perform to our standards for a portion of our PC players, particularly those with the latest devices or certain configurations,” the tweet read. “For example, gamers using the most advanced multi-threaded chipsets for Windows 11 experienced issues with Windows 10, or even high-end GPUs paired with less capable processors saw unexpected framerate drops.” While the response is, of course, backed up by an apology, it’s also somewhat accusatory – apparently related to how the player set up the setup. This was compounded by the fact that the game was originally scheduled for release on March 17th and was delayed by six weeks to allow for a later launch.
Respawn Entertainment is now shifting its focus to fixing the issues, but note that this will take some time for “meaningful testing”, so the updates won’t introduce any new issues. It’s also strange that the developer considered running Windows 10 on newer CPUs as the cause of the problem – as far as I know, there’s no major downside to that. Additionally, a quick read of Steam’s hardware survey page reveals that 73.95% of PC gamers are still using Windows 10 as their primary operating system. The game also had DRM would be It’s causing problems for PC players as the technology believes Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was open on multiple systems at once. Even the PS5 version is slow and its HDR system completely destroys image quality – until things go completely black.
The most recent example of a broken PC port is The Last of Us Part I, which also opened to negative reception on Steam due to crashes, framerate drops, and excessive VRAM consumption. Since its launch, developer Naughty Dog has released many new patches and fixes that have significantly improved performance. Let’s see how long Respawn patches take to roll out.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is out now on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.
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