EA has had a troublesome relationship with gamers. When Visceral Games close EA’s Blake Jorgenson infamously stated that gamers were no longer interested in linear games. Despite the massive success of games like God of War and NieR: Automata. EA has also filled its games with predatory microtransactions such as Star Wars Battlefront 2, thier modern sports games, and Need for Speed: Payback. Since obtaining the contract with Disney to publish Star Wars games EA relaunched Battlefront to massive backlash. The first game was severely lacking in content, had no single-player, and launched with a $50 season pass. Its sequel was saturated with predatory pay-to-win loot boxes that forced EA to pull the microtransactions. While also alerting governments about the predatory gambling practices within the gaming industry.

However, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a turning point. A linear title without heavy monetization and it has performed very well.

According to analysis Daniel Ahmad the game may sell 10 million copies by March 31st, 2020. Considering this was Respawn Entertainment’s first opportunity to develop an action-adventure game and it performed equally well in reception and sales shows that EA was wrong about what gamers want. Currently, rumors are circulating that a sequel is in production. With Respawn hiring new staff for a new project.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is now available for PS4, PC, and Xbox One.