Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order may well have saved EA's time with the Star Wars brand if the game's commercial success is any indication.
In an announcement from the publisher, EA revealed that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was the "fastest-selling digital launch" for a Star Wars title since its release and stands as the company's most successful Star Wars game during its "initial launch window."
EA notes the critical praise the game has received as well, with various outlets hyping it as one of the best games to happen to the Star Wars franchise in years. The head of Respawn Entertainment, the developer behind Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, expressed gratitude for the game's reception as well and says that between Fallen Order, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, being a Star Wars fan has never been better.
The game has been such a success, both critically and commercially, that Charlie Houser, the Brand Strategy Manager at Respawn Entertainment, has indicated that it wishes to continue the story of Cal Kestis in future games. In a recent interview with GamesRadar+, Houser looked back fondly at the development process of the game, saying that Respawn would love to continue the story of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order depending on the reaction and "feeling" of players.
As such, a Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel may well see its development. Whether it would be from Respawn Entertainment or another developer is unknown, but the feedback from players has been mostly positive so far. However, the game has faced various forms of criticism, as well. In our review, we said that the game had solid Metroidvania mechanics but was fairly unpolished on console.
As mentioned previously, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order may have saved EA from losing rights to the Star Wars brand. With Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II, EA had some major missteps. As games intended to call back to the original Battlefront titles, which are almost universally loved by Star Wars fans, they fell short due to shallow content and exploitative lootbox mechanics. However, Fallen Order proves EA is capable of bringing authentic Star Wars gaming experiences to fans.