Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order proves that single-player games do sell
We all knew that Respawn and EA’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a special game. Barring technical issues that include several game-breaking bugs and poor performance on both console and PC, the game is quite enjoyable. It was safe to assume that the companies had a hit on their hands and how right we were. Today, EA announced that the game is not only their fastest-selling digital title but is their top-selling Star Wars title for the PC.
There’s not even a single damned microtransaction to be found in the game!
“On behalf of Respawn and EA, we thank everyone for their support of the studio and the team throughout the development and launch of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Telling a story in the Star Wars galaxy is a dream come true and the reception from the fans has been incredible,” said Vince Zampella, Head of Respawn. “With the launch of the game, the debut of The Mandalorian and the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan!”
That’s a lot of Star Wars fans who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the single-player game that had previewed extremely positive. Let’s also not forget that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order did not have the traditional 10-hour trial or early access on Origin Access or Access Premier.
However, a big part of these sales was likely due to the fact that the game was not solely exclusive to Origin. Instead, EA chose to also release the game onto both Steam and the Epic Games Store, which turned out to be the right play.
The success of the game is warranted, as it’s simply an amazing fun time. It’s also one of the better single-player Star War experiences that we’ve had access to in quite a very long time. To say that Respawn has nailed the experience would be an understatement. And while some will complain about the protagonist, Cal Kestis being an average character or get up in arms over certain aspects of the game. There’s no denying that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is must play. The combat is entertaining, the story is typical Star Wars and there’s even a decent cast of supporting characters.
Now if Respawn can do something about these game-breaking bugs and performance issues, the game will be even better. I can’t wait to play through it again. that is once I’ve finished up my backlog of other games that’s staring me in the face. Hopefully, the success of the game prompts EA to greenlight a sequel. That is if Disney allows it and Respawn is ready for another go.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is now available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.