Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Has Far Surpassed EA's Expectations

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Has Far Surpassed EA's Expectations

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After Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launched late last year, everyone expected the game was doing well simply because it appeared to be. Critics loved it and it captured the zeitgeist even during a time when a new Pokemon had just arrived alongside it. Now EA has put some statistics to the topic during a recent investor meeting to explain just how well things have gone for the title.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has surpassed 8 million copies sold since November 15th, meaning the game has already climbed beyond the publisher's sales forecast of 6-8 million by the end of the fiscal year in March. Respawn's debut in the Star Wars universe has become a huge success.

EA's CEO Andrew Wilson spoke with high praise for the studio, which has now churned out several hits in a row including two momentous launches in 2019 alone. "Respawn delivered an expertly crafted high-quality experience with outstanding gameplay that thrilled players, made many of the game of the year lists and sold beyond our projections for the quarter."

With Respawn on fire since their inception, we can expect EA to already have them working on several more projects right now, with some reports suggesting a sequel to Fallen Order is one of them.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launched last fall to "Strong" praise here on OpenCritic. It's been recommended by 86% of critics and maintains an 82 average. It takes place in the official canon of George Lucas' worldwide beloved series and tells the story of a previously unknown Jedi apprentice, Cal Kestis, who survives the purge of Order 66 and remains a fugitive at a tumultuous time for the Jedi Order. The game borrows heavily from the Dark Souls series in its combat, though its traversal mechanics are more akin to Tomb Raider, with, of course, some of Respawn's apparently irresistible wall-running thrown in for good measure.

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