Is Star Wars: Jedi Survivor Canon?

Discover whether Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is part of the official Star Wars canon, its place in the timeline, and potential connections to other Star Wars media.
Featured Star Wars Jedi Survivor Promo
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Many fans are eager to learn if the latest release in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, is part of the official Star Wars canon. This guide will explore its canon status, its place in the timeline, and potential connections to other Star Wars media.

Canon Status of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

The short and simple answer is yes, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is canon and part of the official Star Wars universe. This is in line with Lucasfilm and Disney’s announcement that all games, TV shows, and movies released after April 25, 2014, would be canon.

Star Wars Jedi Survivor Cal Kestis Running
Image: Lucasfilm Games

When is Jedi Survivor Set?

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is set five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and roughly around the same timeframe as the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV mini-series. In the broader Star Wars universe, this places the game before A New Hope and around a decade after Revenge of the Sith. Specifically, Jedi Survivor is set in the year 9 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin).

Connection to the Larger Star Wars Story

While Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is part of the larger Star Wars story, it aims to stand on its own. The game may reference past events or the larger story, but the focus is primarily on Cal Kestis’ journey. This approach allows both diehard Star Wars fans and newcomers to enjoy the game.

Star Wars Jedi Survivor Cal Kestis Talking
Image: Lucasfilm Games

Potential Live-Action Appearances

There are rumors that Cal Kestis, the main character of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, may make an appearance in live-action Star Wars media. Due to the recent success of video game movies, and the large amount of content Disney is creating based on the franchise, don’t be surprised if Kestis gets integrated into a live-action series at some point.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is an official part of the larger Star Wars canon, set within the same timeline as the movies and shows. Fans of the franchise will be able to continue Cal’s journey, and newcomers can enjoy a standalone game that is part of the larger Star Wars universe. While there is no guarantee of live-action appearances for Cal Kestis, it remains an exciting possibility for the future.

If you’re looking forward to the game, make sure to head over to our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Countdown page to tick away the time before release.

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.

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