Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is received an update in early 2021 that allowed it to take more advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. And now it has its own native port that will utilize even more of that power. After a few leaks that prematurely spoiled the imminent release, the well-received Star Wars title is now on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S for $40, but, more importantly, is free for those who currently have the game on previous systems. These PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions are even free for disc owners who have all-digital current-gen consoles if they are willing to submit a proof of purchase to EA, which is an unusual yet customer friendly way to deal with upgrades.
We're proud to announce that the next-gen upgrade of #StarWarsJediFallenOrder is available starting today.
Get it now on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Already own a copy of the game on console? Your next-gen upgrade is free.
— Respawn (@Respawn) June 11, 2021
The upgrade process is simple for digital owners. PS5 players just need to head to the PlayStation Store and add the PS5 version to their library while Xbox owners should see the game via Smart Delivery like every other upgrade. For those who have the disc version of the game, they’ll have to go to this link on EA’s website, choose their platform, complete the form, and then give a proof purchase. They should then get a digital code for the current-gen version of the game.
Saves within console families are also transferrable to the next iteration. The game will prompt players if they want to import their save when booting up the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S version for the first time. PlayStation owners don’t even need to go through some arbitrary process by downloading an update for the old game; it’ll just work if the save is on the PS5’s system storage. Just be sure to use a USB stick or the cloud to transfer the save to the PS5 if it’s somewhere else. Any trophies earned on PS4 should also unlock on PS5 if the save is transferred once players go to a Meditation Point, but some are reporting that these trophies can be a little buggy and might not automatically pop.
Even though the Xbox Series S version is locked at 1080p at 60 frames per second, the PS5 and Xbox Series X have two modes: 1440p at 60 frames per second or 4K at 30 frames per second. There are also other enhancements like higher resolution textures and assets and faster loading times.
Disney officially announced the upgrade back at the May the 4th celebration. Only a “summer” time frame was given. It was evident earlier this week that this date was coming soon, as sources told TheGamer of its impending release. Physical copies started showing up and the game’s trophy list also appeared online, somewhat putting a damper on the “surprise” reveal.
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