EA Confirms Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to be a Franchise

An earnings call highlights the commercial success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and how the future looks bright as it might become the start of a new franchise. Along with this, it is revealed Respawn Entertainment's story-driven title has surpassed 10 million units sold.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order possibly being a franchise (Credit: Respawn Entertainment/EA)

In an earning’s call yesterday (May 5), EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson spoke about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and how it will be the “first title in an entirely new franchise.”

Respawn’s take on the sci-fi swashbuckler was a huge commercial success as the call also reveals how it has sold more than 10 million copies. Critically it hit high scores across PS4, Xbox One, and PC, with the average score on Metacritic being 79. It certainly caught the executives off guard as Wilson went on to talk about the work the developer’s put into the project and the fan reception.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was the action-adventure game that fans were looking for this holiday season. Respawn delivered an expertly crafted, high-quality experience with outstanding gameplay that thrilled players, made many game of the year lists, and sold beyond our projections for the quarter.”

Respawn’s Star Wars team did post a job listing to fill senior positions back in December of last year. This could entail a sequel that is currently in the works or any additions to the franchise to build off of Jedi: Fallen Order.

Nonetheless, the crew is continuing to unleash new content with a free update. Celebrating May the 4th, a trailer launched to go over the new challenges like Meditation Training, a new sandbox feature that lets you create your own battles and test your skills.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Free Update

EA still holds the Star Wars license for another three years, depending on if Disney renews it to go longer. In 2013 the two companies signed a deal allowing EA to publish games in the universe from its various studios that it owns like DICE and Respawn Entertainment. Former CEO and now executive chairmen at Disney, Bob Iger, did say positive things regarding what the publisher has done with the IP last February, making it possible for an extension that will allow for a Jedi: Fallen Order franchise along with more titles filled with lightsaber duels and space dogfighting. 

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