Showing posts with label Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Show all posts

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Hits 8 Million Sales

Electronic Arts sold around 8 million copies of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order since its release back in November 2019.

Despite their lack of faith in single-player games and heavy interest towards live services as a publisher, Electronic Arts has been surprised by amazing success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment.

According to a new industry report that came after Q3 earnings call of investors, EA revealed that Jedi: Fallen Order has sold nearly eight million copies in last quarter of 2019, which is far beyond than what they originally expected.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Hits 8 Million Sales

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Blake Jorgensen, chief financial officer of EA states that they had a set expectation of selling 6 to 8 million copies by fiscal year, on March 31. By December 2019, 8 million units were sold and now they are raising that estimate to 10 million.

Jorgensen has admitted that this unforeseen success has been a direct result of a single-player action game. Chief executive Andrew Wilson adds that fans were looking forward to an experience like Fallen Order for holiday season.

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He credited Respawn for delivering a high quality experience and a gameplay mechanics that everyone loved. Last year, they released free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends that instantly rose to popularity and now on its third season.

EA executives are also very much eager to keep pushing continued triumph of FIFA and Madden series. Two of their most recent releases; Need for Speed: Heat and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville was mentioned as well.

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Following an infamous loot box controversy of Star Wars Battlefront II release back in 2017, EA has learned from their mistake and constantly rolled out post-launch content to support player community of the game for past two years.

Most recently, they launched Battlefront 2 Celebration Edition and have reportedly done pretty well above anticipation. Though performance of multiplayer sc-fi action RPG title Anthem was disappointing, Apex Legends has covered that up.

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Jorgensen reveals that EA plans on releasing a total of 12 games for next fiscal year, including four sports titles such as FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21, four projects from small studios and another four based on their established IP.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the most-beloved Star Wars games in recent history and Electronic Arts would likely to meet a newly projected sales limit of ten million easily by end of current fiscal quarter in March 31, 2020.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Job Listing Suggests Jedi: Fallen Order Sequel in Development?

Latest job postings from Respawn Entertainment hints at a possible sequel of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Although claiming that "single-player games are dead" for years, publisher Electronic Arts has finally been proven dead wrong with latest release of action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order back in November 2019.

Many longtime fans believe this third-person experience to be one of the best Star Wars video games till date and according to recent job postings by developer Respawn Entertainment, Jedi: Fallen Order may be getting a sequel.

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Job Listing Suggests Jedi: Fallen Order Sequel in Development?

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Respawn is currently looking for hiring a Level Designer, Senior Character Artist and Senior Software Engineer for their Star Wars team to work on a third-person action/adventure game, which clearly fits with Fallen Order.

Of course a new vacancy announcement simply gives no assurance of anything about a new project or an approach to a direct sequel definitively but in many cases, it turns out to be exactly that when a confirmation comes later.

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Jedi: Fallen Order has already broken sales records for Electronic Arts in less than a month. Brand Strategy Director for Respawn, Charlie Houser states that their team would love to continue the journey of Jedi Cal Kestis in future.

In spite of having some very minor gameplay issues and needless cosmetic upgrades, fans were simply happy to enjoy a Star Wars experience from EA after long time that doesn't contain any greedy micro-transaction schemes.

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Disney gave license to make games based on Star Wars universe to EA back in 2013 and it would last for another four more years at least. Given their recent success of Fallen Order, that contract can easily be renewed for an extended period.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. If a possible sequel from Respawn ever happens, it will probably launch on next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Launch Trailer

EA and Respawn reveals brand-new launch trailer for upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order ahead of release.

This holiday season, fans of Star Wars will get to enjoy a brand-new story in upcoming action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts on November 15, 2019.

Only few weeks before global launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, an official launch trailer has been released showcasing new cinematic bits featuring adventures of lone Jedi Cal Kestis and some more lightsaber combat.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Launch Trailer

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Fallen Order launch trailer video retells an epic journey of a lone warrior fighting to reestablish Jedi legacy.




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New Jedi: Fallen Order trailer opens up with Padawan Cal Kestis crossing paths with Ninth Sister, an Inquisitor member trained by Darth Vader. She presents an imminent threat to him and attacks using her double-bladed red lightsaber.

Then Cal is shown to battle shock troopers, taking fire from AT-AT walkers, doing traversal using wires and some hyperspace jumping. More in-game footage shows previously revealed scenes with Second Sister presented in a new light.

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Fallen Order takes place following a galaxy-wide Jedi purge initiated by "Order 66" during events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and few remaining survivors who ran from Galactic Empire were being hunted down.

After years of hiding in shadows, Cal was ousted to Empire when he is caught saving his friend using the Force and became a target for Second Sister. He found a new ally in Cere Junda, who becomes a mentor figure to him and guides him through.

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Inquisitor Ninth Sister

RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Story Preview Trailer

Despite many players are still hesitant to trust EA because of their past attempt to include loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics in Star Wars Battlefront II back in 2017, Respawn has worked really hard to deliver a great Star Wars game for fans.

Electronic Arts can finally win over fans with release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order next month as it has every potential to become a great single-player experience that players has been asking for years, minus any shoddy micro-transactions.

EA Games Returning to Steam

EA games are finally coming back to Steam, with titles like Jedi: Fallen Order and EA Access subscription service.

Only days ago, video game publisher company Electronic Arts has posted photo of a steaming coffee mug on Twitter, which at first glance doesn't mean much and is easily missable but PC gamers assumed this to be a major tease.

With everyone has been speculating that EA may be returning to Steam after all and today, it is finally revealed that they are coming back to digital distribution platform of Valve Corporation eight years after their initial departure.

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EA Games Returning to Steam

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EA has officially announced partnership with Valve to bring their games to Steam for players on PC platform. This affiliation will bring back some of their popular titles as well as monthly distribution service to a new audience.

To kick-off an exciting lineup, upcoming anticipated title Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has already debuted on Steam and available for pre-order. Soon, Sims 4 and Unravel Two will join before 2019 ends with more to come next year.

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More multiplayer games like Apex Legends, Battlefield V and FIFA 20 will arrive next year that previously were available on Origin Access. On spring 2020, their partnership will bring EA Access subscription program to Steam.

By spending $4.99 only a month or $29.99 for a year, players would get unlimited access to games from The Vault, early trials, exclusive discounts, expansions and special in-game rewards for their EA Access membership via Steam.

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Back in 2014, EA Access was revealed for Xbox One before coming to PC as Origin Access and now is out on PlayStation 4 platform too. Though they were doing okay, it probably has failed to gain as much traction as EA expected.

This huge power move from Electronic Arts and Valve will surely benefit developers and players from PC gaming community while work on to improve their company image to public in an age of competitive marketplace.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Story Preview Trailer

Padawan Cal Kestis sets out for a galactic adventure in story preview trailer of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

We are only months away from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts to release their upcoming action-adventure Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on November 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After a long-awaited reveal in April 2019 and extended gameplay demo at E3 2019 press event, EA has released a new story trailer for Jedi: Fallen Order that focuses on lone Jedi Cal Kestis and his journey of struggle against Galactic Empire.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Story Preview Trailer

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Witness Jedi Cal Kestis taking on a deadly mission to seek the means to defeat the Empire in latest story trailer.




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In opening scene, Jedi hero Cal Kestis is seen to have his butt kicked by an Inquisitor known as Second Sister, apprentice of Darth Vader.Then help came in form of a woman who starts firing her blaster at his enemy so Cal can get up and run.

The woman, named Cere Junda would become a mentor figure to Cal and was a padawan once. His rescuers would become allies since they both are hunted by Imperial enemies and working towards a common goal of taking down the Empire.

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Apparently, he is looking for something ancient, which is very precious to Empire as well. Cal bands together with his newfound friends along with BD-1 buddy droid and travel to places to continue his journey of restoring Jedi Order.

Fallen Order is a single-player experience featuring actor Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) in lead role. It took place five years after execution of "Order 66" took place during Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

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Following Star Wars Battlefront II micro-transaction outrage, fans have given up on EA to do justice to any Star Wars game due to their focus on multiplayer components instead of a solid story-focused campaign mode with new characters.

Despite some skepticism, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has managed to draw attention from fans due to developer studio like Respawn being involved, who has a solid reputation for working on games like Apex Legends and Titanfall.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Jedi: Fallen Order is Very Similar to Sekiro

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order combat system is "very similar" to From Software's latest title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

After much anticipation, fans got their long-awaited reveal of single-player action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts at E3 2019, which is set within Star Wars franchise.

Also, a 26-minute long gameplay walkthrough was presented to audience that involves using The Force and lightsaber. Respawn recently confirms to have drawn inspiration for its combat mechanics from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

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Jedi: Fallen Order is Very Similar to Sekiro

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Although gameplay demo shown at E3 only gives an idea of how things will play out but not much on how things would feel. Then upon reveal of an extended clip, people started comparing it to From Software's latest release.

Then in a recent interview with Edge Magazine, lead combat designer Jason De Heras stated what Respawn is designing for Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay is very similar to what Sekiro allowed players to do, which was inspiring.

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About combat flow in the game, De Heras had the following to say about Fallen Order in his lengthy interview.

They let you attack, they let you roll, they do all this for free – and then the AI will tell you if you’re doing the correct thing. It just confirmed to us that you don’t have to limit everything the player does; let them have a little more agency, and then let the AI give them a slap on the wrist or a punch in the face. It was a positive thing for us to know there was a game that was similar to ours. Very similar.

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Sekiro is known for its punishing difficulty so much so than typical From Software games; it eventually sparked debate among critics, developers and players about whether or not it is keeping people from entirely enjoying the game.

However, it turns out to be less difficult than previous titles by same developer and gotten rid of stamina bar from Dark Souls series, which actually used to put a limit to how many actions player could perform before they need to take a break.

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From Software made it so that players could block and slash as much as they want in Sekiro or traverse relentlessly using grappling hook device without ever having to worry about a stamina gauge that would ran out and slow them down.

There are many games out there that tried and mostly failed at mimicking what developers have accomplished with Dark Souls series. Respawn is not looking to copy anything in particular but to take lessons and improvise on it.

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To make players feel powerful enough when wielding a lightsaber as Jedi Cal Kestis but still make things challenging for him, developers decided to add fodder enemies that will go down in a single hit, like blaster carrying basic Stormtroopers.

Then there are some baddies who can outright block your strikes and fight back pretty well, notably the Purge Troopers we have seen in demo. They will scale up in-game difficulty of facing enemies and will do better than regular troopers.

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De Heras continues saying, every enemy that you come across in Fallen Order that are capable of blocking has a guard meter, which is similar to Sekiro's guard system and once you manage to break it, you are in for an instant kill with a single hit.

Game director Stig Asmussen of Jedi: Fallen Order has also expressed his appreciation for From Software games even before from the days of making Demon's Souls and especially noting of his all-time personal favorite King's Field II.

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Here is a key-part of Jason De Heras talking about Fallen Order combat system with Game Informer.




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Despite drawing inspiration from and being "very similar" to Sekiro for having almost same-styled posture system, Fallen Order would not likely to be as tough as the former and even casual players will probably be able to have a good time.

Respawn Entertainment is eyeing towards releasing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order later this year during holiday season and is currently scheduled to launch on November 15, 2019 worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Extended Gameplay Demo

Respawn reveals an extended version of E3 2019 gameplay demo video for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Though first gameplay footage for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has been revealed earlier at E3 2019 event, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts actually showed an extended cut to press behind closed doors.

Now that E3 press conference is finally wrapped up, Respawn decides to showcase that lengthy segment of Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay walkthrough to public with a 26-minute long video to offer a more in-depth look at challenges and combat system.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Extended Gameplay Demo

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Ride along with lone Jedi Cal Kestis in this newly released Fallen Order gameplay video in his war against Galactic Empire.




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Instead of starting his journey by meeting with rebel extremist Saw Gerrera (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), we see protagonist Cal Kestis emerging from a swamp-like location of Kashyyyk after his buddy droid BD-1 sweeps their surrounding for trouble.

He manages to climb his way up on top of an AT-AT walker and after its Stormtrooper guard is blown out, he gets into the combat vehicle. Inside he peeps on a few guards that he dispatched shortly using The Force and his lightsaber.

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He sneaks into main cockpit and took control after knocking the pilots unconscious and then we see some vehicle combat mechanics in action. Cal then blasts off another AT-AT by surprise and rain on heavy fire on nearby Imperial establishment.

He eventually met Saw Gerrera after his vehicle crashes and a cut-scene starts where they exchange about why they are on Kashyyyk. Cal came looking for Wookiee general Tarfful and Saw is here to disrupt supply runs of The Empire.

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Soon, his mentor Cere Junda and companion Greez Dritus joins them but Saw is skeptical about his claim of being a Jedi. However, they proceed on how to rescue a group of slave Wookiees from that Imperial refinery and campaign is resumed.

Looking for a power source, he came across a giant spider-like creature and a couple of Flame Beetles that was been dealt with. It was from here when we step into E3 2019 demo footage and rest of it just continues as shown earlier.

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Considering everything they revealed so far are from alpha stage of development, Fallen Order looks impressive and perhaps one of the best in prospect of other Star Wars games EA made so far upon acquiring franchise license from Disney.

Of course any fans can't help but notice some close similarities gameplay drawn from games like Shadow of the Colossus and Uncharted at times but all are hoping that it somehow works and not become another generic title for cheap cash grab.

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Set in Star Wars universe, Jedi: Fallen Order takes place following events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, right after executing "Order 66" to purge Jedi order and features actor Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) in role of  Cal Kestis.

Upcoming single-player action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the most-anticipated games this year for fans, which is currently scheduled to arrive on November 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Demo

EA and Respawn shows off first official gameplay demo video of upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Kicking off their presence in E3 2019, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts dropped a much anticipated gameplay trailer for upcoming Star Wars action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

People were concerned about its gameplay ever since the game was officially revealed months ago. Showcased today during EA Play live-stream, Fallen Order is heading towards PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on November 15, 2019.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Demo

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First ever gameplay demo footage of Jedi: Fallen Order shows Padawan Cal Kestis in action with his Force powers.




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In his quest to become a Jedi, Cal Kestis reaches on Wookiee planet Kashyyyk with his Buddy Droid-1 to meet with rebel extremist Saw Gerrera (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and takes on a mission to rescue a group of Wookiees.

Set in third-person perspective, he immediately is on his way by Force-pull a metal door and engages Imperial Stormtroopers nearby with his lightsaber. Cal can perform double-jump, use Force to push or pull enemies and objects to his will.

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He pulled a Stormtrooper from his position to impale with lightsaber and then threw it like a projectile that came bouncing back like a boomerang. Cal even came across what seems as an Inquisitor, who probably served as a sub-boss character.

Apparently, lightsabers are used for couple of tricks and they are used more efficiently for melee combat. Players can unlock newer abilities through an experience system and skill tree aside from often being assisted by companion droid BD-1.

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Fallen Order takes place during a dark period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, where any surviving Jedi were being hunt down and being killed by forces of Empire but Padawan Cal Kestis managed to escape their grasp.

EA shows off gameplay footage of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from alpha stage of development and it clearly means that there are rooms for changes and improvements, which they would be wise to make according to fan feedback.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Will Be Revealed at EA Play and E3

Respawn will reveal gameplay video of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at EA Play and E3 2019 on next month.

After making its most anticipating reveal back at Star Wars Celebration 2019, developer Respawn Entertainment announced upcoming single-player Star Wars action-adventure game Jedi: Fallen Order will be out on November 15, 2019.

Although fan-response towards Fallen Order was quite positive in general, no gameplay footage has been shown in the reveal trailer and CEO Vince Zampella recently announced to showcase more of the game at EA Play and E3 2019.

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Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Will Be Revealed at EA Play and E3

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Despite publisher Electronic Arts telling everyone that they would not feature any loot boxes or micro-transactions and entire game will be focused on a single player campaign, people simply can't take their word at face value given their past records.

Since publisher EA has horribly failed to meet expectation with Star Wars Battlefront II and then cancelled development for Star Wars game titled "Project Ragtag" in past, all are anticipating for Jedi: Fallen Order with high hopes.

RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teaser Poster Leaked

By next month, eager fans and players would all have their much expected exclusive first-look at some actual gameplay to get hyped for and Respawn has confirmed showing up at two events then in a post on Twitter.



RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teased

EA Play event usually kicks-off with video presentation and just before E3 each year but EA has decided to do things a bit differently in 2019 and getting rid of their presentation part to replace it with live-stream showcase from June 7-9.

Set right after the tragic events of Order 66 that purged almost every Jedi member throughout the galaxy except lone Padawan Cal Kestis, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be launched in late 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.