Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a commercial success that has gone way beyond the expectations that EA had for it. Given that the most recent efforts that EA has made with the license all involve multiplayer, they had very little hope for a single player Star Wars game that was driven by story and soulslike mechanics. Thankfully, and mostly due to the prowess of Respawn Entertainment, they were wrong, and now it seems as though more games are on the way.
It was announced this week, during EA’s financial results, that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has passed 10 million sales, a colossal achievement. IGN has also picked up that Respawn Entertainment, the game’s developer, are looking for new talent to work on a new Star Wars game. Now, EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson has confirmed that more games in the series are coming, including what sounds like a direct sequel.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a pretty funny title. It suggests that we’re playing the Fallen Order game of the Star Wars Jedi series. With a direct sequel on the way, we know that will simply be called something along the lines of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2. There’s also the possibility that there will be an additional tagline such as ‘Cal Goes Nuts On The Empire’, but that won’t be clear until EA and Respawn Entertainment have it worked out.
With Star Wars Jedi being a series all by itself, this suggests that we might see other stories from the Star Wars universe. The name would seem to make it clear that we will only be experiencing the stories of various Jedi, but there’s no set time period for the series. This means that a new timeline within Star Wars Jedi could take us past the end of the latest film, or all the way back to before the first one. EA has just blown the series wide open, and with such storytelling skills at the helm, we’re sure to have some truly epic Star Wars games on the way.
I loved Cal’s story, but I would really like to explore some more of the prequel trilogy’s timeline. There’s a lot going on there, and the war seemed so much more present than it is in the main or sequel trilogy. Maybe, with a new Jedi, we’ll get to see where the First Order emerged from, and how they acquired all of the Empire’s gear.