Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor review-bombed upon launch

By Fariha Bhatti


May 1, 2023

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has finally been released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, and PC. But PC players are not happy with the new game and have taken to review bombing it on Steam with brutally honest comments.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was one of the most anticipated games of 2023, and it unequivocally lived up to the hype. Right after the release on April 28, the majority player base was pleased with the storyline and emotion attached to the game. However, as PC players started playing the game, a tsunami of negative reviews rippled throughout the industry. The game’s still awesome, but it’s terribly optimized for PC, according to the players.

Currently, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has 48% negative reviews from the fanbase, who are calling out the devs for jittery gameplay, FPS drops, and stutter.

“Borderline unplayable. Disgracefully bad performance,” one of the players on Steam said.

Players have left negative reviews detailing their high-end rigs. It’s not an issue solely with low-end builds — instead, the game is stuttering for all, even those with fancy computers. Players are experiencing spikes of frame time over small actions within the game.

The issue persists even at the lowest settings possible. Players with flagship GPUs like GeForce RTX 3080 are not exempt from FPS problems, which has enraged the PC community.

What’s wrong with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor PC?

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

According to the players, the jitters happen regardless of the build or how often you play the game. Shader complications may last for the first few planets, but pacing issues and FPS drop continue for the rest of the game, no matter how many times you replay it. It doesn’t have to do with loading frames. The game’s just broken.

Not that the bad reviews can be overlooked, but EA is well-aware and is working on a fix.

“We are aware that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor isn’t performing to our standards for a percentage of our PC players. While there’s 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 said.

However, the fix may take a while. According to EA, “each patch requires significant testing” in order to avoid introducing new issues. So, PC players will likely have to wait a while longer before they can enjoy Star Wars Jedi: Survivor without the jitters.


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