Stars Wars Jedi: Survivor Dev Clarifies What Arachnophobia Mode Does

The One Star Wars Jedi: Survivor developer clarified the recent controversy surrounding the game’s Arachnophobia mode, explaining that it doesn’t remove any enemies from the game. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has received decent reviews lately, but it’s also been at the center of some controversy, particularly regarding its performance on PC and current file size, which has drawn criticism from many fans.

The latest installment in the Star Wars franchise in video games is one of the most anticipated titles of the year. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a huge success, so the sequel has a lot to prove. Overall, the title lives up to some of the expectations of its fanbase, if only occasionally with caution. However, the launch didn’t go entirely smoothly for a few reasons. For example, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has a file size of over 130 GB on most platforms, and its performance on PC has struggled to hit and maintain 60 FPS.

Now, Jordan DeVries, UI/UX lead for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor at Respawn Entertainment, explains yet another controversy surrounding the game’s Arachnophobia mode. DeVries took to Twitter, citing an IGN tweet stating that the mode completely removes the spider-like enemies from the game, and confirmed that this is not true. According to the developer, the option only removes some of the enemies’ “spider-like traits,” not their entire presence in the title, so nothing will be removed in this case.

Previously, some media reports incorrectly shared that the Spider would be removed from Star Wars Jedi : Survivors, which may have prompted de Vries to explain the story. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order featured several spiders in its storyline, which may lead players to believe they were taken away by Arachnophobia mode when playing the sequel with it.

These days, arachnophobia patterns are increasingly common. Last year, Grounded was a famous game that featured an arachnophobia mode, allowing players to customize how much they wanted to play in order to eliminate the spider’s traits. This decision results in some spiders looking like comical blobs floating in the air in the most extreme environments. More recently, Hogwarts Legacy has done the same, the exact opposite of last year’s Shadows Over Loathing. Stickman Comedy RPG offers an “Arachnophilia Mode” where spiders keep popping up on screen, to the delight of those who really like them.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor now available on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

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