Thanks in part to the success of Respawn’s Jedi: Fallen Order, Electronic Arts has plans to make even more Star Wars games in the future. EA CEO Andrew Wilson spoke about the successes of Star Wars games in an investor call this week.
Jedi: Fallen Order exceeded expectations with over 10 million sales and the two Battlefront games have sold more than 35 million units across the two games.
We know that Star Wars: Squadrons is on the way in October, a dogfighting game that seems to appeal to older space fight vets with power management, flight stick support and will have single-player campaigns and is staying clear away of microtransactions.
Wilson was asked what EA would do with Star Wars in the future: “Up is my hope: up and to the right! I would say again, we have a tremendous relationship with Disney [and] we have a tremendous relationship with Lucasarts – we have a long-standing relationship with them going all the way back to Star Wars: The Old Republic, which we launched in 2011.”
“We’ve had success in first-person shooters, in RPGs, in action-adventure, in MMORPGs, in mobile and I believe we’re going to have success in Squadrons as well. So again, I think that we’re going to double down on that partnership. Disney continues to be very, very committed to the IP and the canon, and continue to create new content.”