There are more planets to explore and locations to visit than ever in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor but is the game open world or a more linear experience?
Is Jedi: Survivor Open World?
Yes, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is an open world game, but the planets and environments that players can explore are limited in scale.
In its preview of the game, IGN described the planet Koboh as ‘a vast open world that sprawls out in every direction, with interesting encounters and rewards everywhere you turn.”
The preview also compared stepping out onto the Southern Reach of Koboh as being akin to seeing the Great Plateau in Breath of the Wild, and reported that they spent around 4 hours on the ‘gigantic and wide open planet.’
If this is any indication as to the scale of all of Jedi: Survivor’s planets, it sounds like the open world has had a major upgrade since Fallen Order.
It’s no wonder that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will take much longer to complete than its predecessor!
Is Star Wars Jedi Survivor Linear?
Many sections of the Jedi: Survivor story will feature more linear gameplay, with scripted combat encounters, platforming sections, and boss fights.
Like its predecessor, Jedi: Fallen Order, Survivor will allow Cal Kestis to re-visit areas for side missions or secret-hunting, freely exploring the world on foot (or even on a mount).
The Jedi will be able to make use of his free-running abilities, Force powers, and a new grapple hook as he uncovers every secret of the Mantis’ many landing sites.
Many times, areas will be unavailable the first time you visit an area, requiring a new ability or BD-1 upgrade in order to access them. Therefore, there’s plenty of incentive to return to locations more than once.
To return to open-world exploration, Cal needs only to head to the Mantis and choose a destination that’s not the current story objective.