Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is having a tough begin on PC. As outlined in my evaluation, efficiency is uneven within the largest areas of the game and even these hoping to flex their top-of-the-line GPUs are fortunate to get a constant 60 fps. A patch issued pre-release has helped with egregious issues like damaged cutscene audio, however bigger points stay, like its lack of ability to make the most of the complete energy of your {hardware} and its endless starvation for VRAM.

The outcome on launch day? A “Largely Damaging” person score on Steam, with critiques virtually completely citing unacceptable efficiency.

In response to the PC model backlash, EA issued a half-apology, half-explanatory tweet outlining what it believes to be a big cause behind Jedi: Survivor’s efficiency: PC gamers working Home windows 10 on high-end CPUs designed for Home windows 11, and highly effective GPUs coupled with much less highly effective CPUs.

“For instance, gamers utilizing cutting-edge, multi-threaded chipsets designed for Home windows 11 have been encountering issues on Home windows 10, or high-end GPUs coupled with lower-performing CPUs additionally noticed sudden body loss,” the tweet reads. “Relaxation assured we’re working to handle these circumstances shortly.”

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Although the assertion does go on to apologize to “any of our gamers experiencing these points,” some are detecting an accusatory tone within the message, as if EA is acknowledging poor efficiency whereas additionally hand-waving it as an issue for under a “share” of PC gamers with highly effective {hardware}.

“‘You are utilizing Home windows 10 and an i9 10900k? No surprise our game runs at 30fps in your PC with a 4090.’ Oh okay… I assume I have to improve then?” wrote YouTuber Nick930 in response. 

The point out of gamers utilizing Home windows 10 on newer CPUs is a little bit unusual, too. It is not an unusual follow so far as I am conscious, as a result of there is not often a lot of a draw back. In a current Home windows 10 vs Home windows 11 showdown, PCWorld discovered little to no distinction in on a regular basis efficiency when utilizing Home windows 10 on Home windows 11-optimized Intel chips. Apparently Jedi: Survivor is an outlier. 

Regardless of the cited causes, it is exhausting to consider that EA has been blindsided by Jedi: Survivor’s crappy efficiency. Nearly any PC configuration you throw at it’s noticeably uneven, and contemplating three out of 4 Steam customers are nonetheless rocking Home windows 10, you’d suppose this downside was very a lot foreseeable.

“Whereas there isn’t a single, complete answer for PC efficiency, the group has been engaged on fixes we consider will enhance efficiency throughout a spectrum of configurations,” the assertion continues. EA notes that “every patch requires vital testing to make sure we do not introduce new issues.”

Within the meantime, Jedi: Survivor is a superb game bruised by a nasty framerate.