Update: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 is reportedly "expected to release" at the end of this year, with a May reveal looking increasingly likely.
In a recent tweet (opens in new tab), leaker Tom Henderson stated that "things are in motion" to reveal the sequel. With yesterday's announcement that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga would arrive on April 5, Henderson said that it seemed "incredibly likely" that the follow-up to Respawn's 2019 effort would be revealed on May 4, otherwise known as Star Wars Day.
Henderson also claimed that the game was "expected to release Q4 2022." That would line up with the release of the original game, which launched in November 2019, but it's worth noting that in the absence of any word from Respawn or EA, release schedules are subject to change at any time.
Original story: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 is reportedly preparing for a pre-E3 reveal this year.
That's according to reporter Jeff Grubb, who discussed the unannounced sequel in a recent Giant Bomb (opens in new tab) stream (paywalled, but later sourced by Twitter sleuth Nibel (opens in new tab)). Grubb claims that publisher EA and/or developer Respawn will share or show the game "in a significant way" before E3 kicks off in June, so we may see an official reveal this spring or summer – with the possibility of a late-2022 launch, Grubb added, but that seems especially unlikely.
In a way, this news comes as no surprise given how frequently Jedi: Fallen Order is brought up. As early as November 2019, Respawn's brand strategy director Charlie Houser told us that the studio is interested in continuing the game's story, though that wish would be tied to "how everyone's feeling about it." Encouragingly, EA itself seems to be feeling pretty good about it: in May 2020, it called Jedi: Fallen Order "an entirely new franchise" in an earnings call which also highlighted the game's runaway success.
More recently, EA confirmed in August 2021 that it will "continue to invest" in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as a franchise. Interestingly, this came on the heels of a hiring push from Respawn, which we know is working on a "new single-player adventure." That said, this mystery project was in its "early stages" as of June 2021, so it may or may not be Jedi: Fallen Order 2 assuming the sequel is indeed approaching reveal season.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 has felt like a shoo-in for over two years now, but its purported reveal remains unofficial, so we'll have to wait and see for now.
This article was originally published in January 2022. In May 2022, Respawn officially announced Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, a sequel set five years after the events of Fallen Order.