Instead of Announcing a Sequel to ‘Jedi: Fallen Order,’ EA Confirmed It’s the First in an ‘Entirely New Franchise’ With ‘Star Wars’


Star Wars will at all times be large; at the very least for the foreseeable future. However the final yr has been actually large for the franchise. With the debut of The Mandalorian and the Child Yoda fever that adopted, to Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker creating extra flurry than conceivable, the Power was sturdy with followers. And don’t neglect the ultimate season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. However earlier than any of these premieres, Jedi: Fallen Order got here out in October. The EA Star Wars recreation was the primary authentic online game shortly, and it was tremendous profitable. Now, it’d even be the beginning of an enormous period for followers. 

Cal Kestis in ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’Cal Kestis in ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’
Cal Kestis in ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ | Star Wars/Respawn/EA

EA confirmed that ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ is the beginning of a ‘new franchise’

IGN reported on Might 6 that EA CEO Andrew Wilson talked about the way forward for Jedi: Fallen Order in an earnings name. He stated this recreation is the “first title in an entirely new franchise” and “urged” that extra video games are coming, together with a attainable sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order. That final half wasn’t confirmed, but it surely’s sure to occur if the sport is the beginning of such an enormous portion of Star Wars

Matt Martin, the inventive govt at Lucasfilm Story Group, tweeted out a gif of Mr. Burns from The Simpsons saying, “Wonderful.” And any fan of the sport — there are numerous — are seemingly feeling the identical. Rumors of a sequel for Jedi: Fallen Order have circulated for some time, due to its success and the primary character of Cal Kestis being well-liked. Additionally as a result of the corporate behind the sport, Respawn, is hiring some extra Star Wars-related positions. 

‘Jedi: Fallen Order’ was wildly profitable and explores an attention-grabbing time in ‘Star Wars’

The sport bought rather well. As IGN reported, Jedi: Fallen Order bought round 10 million models and was initially projected to promote 6 to eight million. And it is sensible; the sport was the primary single-player story recreation shortly from EA Star Wars video video games. It gave followers wonderful new challenges inside a good time interval in Star Wars

In October, Showbiz Cheat Sheet was in a position to go to a preview occasion for the sport earlier than its November launch and communicate with one of many recreation’s writers, Megan Fausti. She stated that this a part of the franchise, which takes place five years after Revenge of the Sith and Order 66. Cal Kestis is the primary character and he was a younger Padawan on the time of the Jedi Purge. He’s been hiding ever since. 

This darkish period of canon was intriguing to their staff as a result of there “hasn’t been a ton of canon content material for this explicit timeframe,” Fausti stated. “I believe we simply actually needed to discover the darkish instances of Star Wars. [It’s] fairly thrilling, and we actually needed to see what that may appear like to be a Jedi when the Jedi are being hunted.”

Cal Kestis is a good addition to ‘Star Wars’ canon; followers deserve a sequel

Cal, performed by Shameless and Gotham’s Cameron Monaghan, can also be an amazing addition to canon, not simply the sport. He has been hiding out till the Empire stumbles throughout the truth that he’s a Jedi. Then he’s set out on a journey with some new associates and makes extra on the way in which. The sport is a series of giant puzzles and mysteries, on prime of fantastic fight and duels the gamers have to perform. 

“Cal was robust,” Fausti stated about creating the previous Padawan. “In fact, that may be true of anyone who has this kind of background that he does… For somebody who’s skilled all that trauma, getting them again to a spot the place they’re assured, the place they’re hopeful is a problem.”

Cal additionally has a uncommon Power capacity, even amongst expert Jedi: Psychometry. It means Cal can glimpse into an object’s previous and listen to who’s touched it and vaguely what’s gone on. It actually helps transfer the story alongside and delivers extra clues to gamers when attempting to determine a brand new thriller or the historical past of a brand new place. 

“We needed to be sure that what we had been doing was distinctive and attention-grabbing and advised its personal story that might stand alone in case you had not skilled lots of extra Star Wars content material,” Fausti stated. With a brand new franchise or period coming to Jedi: Fallen Order, it’s secure to say that it undoubtedly did that.