We’ve been getting a lot of Star Wars news lately with a brand new a new untitled Disney+ series and live-action feature film directed by Taika Waititi announced. That was paired with confirmations that Alita: Battle Angel’s Robert Rodriguez and Ant-Man’s Peyton Reed worked on the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian.
There is some lovely news on the video game front as well.
It sounds like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order might be getting turned into a “franchise” which could suggest EA has bigger plans than just a sequel to the popular 2019 release. The franchise talk comes from EA CEO Andrew Wilson, who mentioned on an earnings call yesterday that Fallen Order is “the first in an entirely new franchise”.
Here are Wilson’s comments from the call.
WILSON: “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the breakout titles over the last several years. More than 10 million unique players have joined the game since launch, a rare achievement for a first title in an entirely new franchise. It’s a meticulously well-crafted game and it continues to give fans a deeply engaging and original Star Wars experience.”
This likely means that Cal Kestis could be a character that lands a string of video games, think Naughty Dog’s Nathan Drake franchise.
It’s certainly an ambitious take given that EA has been canceling a bunch of various Star Wars games in development and finally won over gamers with Fallen Order after perceived blunders with the two Battlefront games from DICE.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a canon single-player video game that was developed by Respawn Entertainment. It was released by Electronic Arts on November 15, 2019. The game tells an original story about Cal Kestis, a surviving Jedi Padawan, five years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
How many games do you think EA will end up making?