The incredible success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is teaching EA a lesson about what their fans want from their games.
Have you noticed how much Star Wars Battlefront 2 improved over the years? It became an excellent multiplayer shooter, which is surprising considering the godawful launch the game had. Then EA surprised us again with another stellar Star Wars experience. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has been a monumental hit. It sold way more units than EA expected, and since it’s such a humungous success, we expect to see more Fallen Order content soon. I’m also incredibly happy to report that the game won’t be monetized like a live service game, as can be seen in this post-earnings conference call transcript. That’s a relief, considering EA’s history with these kinds of things.
Investors wanted to know how was Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order going to impact the long-term finances of EA. Microtransactions or anything of that sort isn’t happening. Wilson emphasized that the game’s long-term impact on EA financials would be through catalog sales and Access subscriptions. While we’re on that front, Respawn is still thinking about what direction they want to head towards. A DLC, or perhaps an expansion? Or will we get a full-blown sequel? It remains to be seen, but let’s hope Respawn announces something soon. Fans of the game are itching for more Fallen Order content.
Did you try Fallen Order yet? If not, you definitely should. The game is an excellent action-adventure with great gameplay, a solid story, and interesting characters. Sounds like something you might like? Then head over to HRK Game and grab it for a great price right now!