EA has released Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, but the game is facing negative reviews on Steam for its PC performance issues. The publisher has released a statement to the game’s purchasers, stating that they are “aware [the game] isn’t performing to our standards” and that they are “committed to fixing these issues.” The game received a favorable critical reception earlier this week, with Eurogamer calling it “really fun” despite a “lack of focus.” However, reports of serious PC performance problems soon emerged following the launch.
Currently, the game has a “mostly negative” rating on Steam, with users highlighting poor frame rates, crashes, and other issues. Prior to launch, EA had promised to deploy patches over the next few weeks to fix bugs, improve performance, and expand on accessibility features. However, this is hardly an encouraging start for customers expected to pay up to £70 for the game.
EA has now addressed Jedi: Survivor’s reported PC flaws in more direct terms. “We are aware that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor isn’t performing to our standards for a percentage of our PC players,” the publisher wrote in a statement shared on Twitter, “in particular those with high-end machines or certain specific configurations.”
The statement continued, “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.”
EA is committed to fixing these issues as soon as possible, but each patch requires significant testing to ensure they don’t introduce new problems. The statement concluded, “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 timings as soon as they are available.”
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor continues an unfortunate pattern for recent EA releases on PC. EA Motive’s Dead Space remake was marred by what Digital Foundry called “intrusive stutter” when it launched back in January, while the EA-published Wild Hearts still has critical issues for many PC players over two months on. Jedi: Survivor has received similar criticism, with players complaining about crashes, poor optimization, and other issues.
The game’s developers have released a list of known issues, which includes crashes when attempting to save, graphical glitches, and issues with the game’s AI. While EA has promised to fix these issues, players are frustrated with the game’s current state. Some have expressed disappointment with the lack of optimization, while others have complained about the game’s high price tag.
In conclusion, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has faced negative reviews on Steam for its PC performance issues, despite receiving a favorable critical reception earlier this week. EA has promised to fix the issues, but players are frustrated with the game’s current state. The publisher is committed to addressing the problems, but it may take some time before the game is fully optimized.