Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has performed much better than expected for Electronic Arts, selling around 10 million copies so far. Now, EA’s CEO, Andrew Wilson, has confirmed in a recent call that the game was in fact the start of a brand new franchise.
During an earnings call Wilson revealed that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was the first game in a new franchise, which will see a sequel to this first game, but could also get new adventures within the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order tells the tale of Cal, a young padawan who survived the massacre of the third prequel movie. Over the course of the game, players see him reconnect with the force, having hidden his abilities for so long he thought them forgotten, and conquer an evil that plagues him from the start of his journey right until the end.
The game’s ending left things open for a sequel, but until now there has been no confirmation that one would ever come. With the announcement that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is more of a franchise than a single adventure, it begs the question of what other adventures will be seen there.
Developer Respawn Entertainment managed to create a hugely popular single-player Star Wars game with Fallen Order. Nearly all of EA’s entries for the license have been multiplayer, and a great single player was sorely missing.
With a direct sequel to the game almost certainly on the cards, it’s possible that any other games will explore the stories of other Jedi in the Star Wars universe. These stories could take place at a similar time, but with so many places in the overall Star Wars timeline to explore, there’s no telling where the franchise could go.
Respawn Entertainment could even revisit the scrapped idea for Star Wars 1313. The game was set on a city planet, and saw the bounty hunter Jango Fett prior to his most famous role of spawning an entire clone army for the Empire. This more grounded story could do well after the lightsaber antics of Cal in the most recent game.