Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast's New Ports Don't Have Inverted Controls [Update: a Patch Is Coming]

Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast's New Ports Don't Have Inverted Controls [Update: a Patch Is Coming]

The control options are not strong with this one.

Update: Aspyr has issued a response and says an update will add aim inversion to the PS4 and Switch ports of Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast "in the coming weeks."

The original story follows.

Whether or not you invert your aim in games will always, always be a point of contention for some, but we can all agree on one thing: for the sake of accessibility, the option should be there. Asypr's new ports of Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast for the PlayStation 4 and Switch, unfortunately, have launched without the ability to invert either the X or Y axis.

First spotted in the PS4 version of the port by users at ResetEra, the lack of the option to invert controls has many players saying they'll pass on buying Jedi Outcast for either system unless the option is added back in. Nintendo Life's review of the Switch port also noted that while Jedi Outcast has added support for motion control aiming on the system, the only other aim options listed were for horizontal and vertical sensitivity. Originally released for the PC, GameCube, and Xbox in 2002, Jedi Outcast originally included allowed players to invert their look controls, so it's odd to see the option removed from these ports.

Aspyr handled both the PS4 and Switch ports and has yet to address the issue. We reached out to Aspyr for comment and did not receive a response prior to publishing this story.

First announced during a port-heavy Nintendo Direct earlier this month, these versions of Jedi Outcast could turn out to be great ways to experience this game and its lauded lightsaber combat, but for now a significant portion of players will either have to take a pass or struggle against a control scheme they're not attuned to.

If you're hopeful for a patch or just don't need the option to invert, you can pick up Jedi Outcast for either the Switch or PS4 for $9.99 USD. A future port of its sequel, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, is due out for the PS4 and Switch in "early 2020," and will include online multiplayer—hopefully, to encourage a healthy playerbase, it'll let people customize their controls to their liking before they jump into heated lightsaber duels.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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