Less than a month after its release, EA has declared Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order successful. While the publisher did not break down any of the numbers, it said that the title sold more digital downloads than any other Star Wars game in its first two weeks of availability. EA also stated that Fallen Order had the best PC launch of any of its Star Wars games.
There are some things to take away from the announcement. Starting with the obvious: Learning Fallen Order is not surprising, it is EA’s fastest-selling game on PC.
“It will releasing its games on Steam again” the publisher announced. When it comes to PCs, there is not a bigger market than Valve’s platform.
Secondly, each title does not need to be a live service game to be financially successful. This is even more accurate when it comes to assets like Star Wars. Most fans probably don’t always want to spend hundreds of hours demanding games like Destiny 2. Likewise, not every game needs micro trans. In fact, there were appeals in his absence to some who bought the Fallen Order.
It is hard to say if the early success of Fallen Order offered anything for EA either as a company or as gaming industry. It was only two years ago that the company shut down Dead Space creator Visceral Games. The developer was working on the single-player Star Wars title at the time.
The company said it planned to continue development on the game, but to “pivot the design” would “provide an experience that players want to come back and enjoy for a long time to come.” If anything, the fallen order may be the exception, not the rule.