Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is hurting Star Wars fans with a contentious release date choice. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will certainly be one of the year’s most popular games simply because it is a Star Wars game.
However, it also has a lot of excitement riding on it due to the enormous success of its 2019 predecessor, which was a major financial blockbuster, partly because it was the first single-player Star Wars game in a long time.
Fans have been anticipating the sequel for years, and it is now only days away from release; unfortunately, some fans may have to miss out.
A screenshot of physical copies of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has been leaked online, and a little sign above the rating on the face of the box says that a download is “required.”
Given that the game is supposedly more than 140GBs to download digitally, one may imagine the physical edition is similarly large. While some games may require two discs, it appears like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will require a download in order for users to play the game.
This means not all of the data required to play the game is on the disc and those without internet will not be able to play the game. There’s also people with data caps, painfully slow internet, and other variables that could prevent someone from being able to do the required download. For game preservationists, this is also frustrating as the idea of the servers for Xbox and PlayStation going offline one day could mean there would be no way to download the game in the future.