Could it be that EA’s developing a sequel to the massively successful Star War Jedi: Fallen Order video game? Well, it’s still unclear, but the recent tweets of the official EA Star Wars Twitter page prompted fandom into believing that EA’s secretly developing a new Star Wars game, aiming to reveal it on the upcoming EA Live Play on July 22nd, 2021.
The speculation began after EA Star Wars Twitter shared Game Informer’s tweet stating that it would be a good time to return to the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as the fandom heads into EA Live Play. See the tweet below.
Simple sharing would’ve sufficed to game-hungry fans of the franchise, but EA Star Wars added that it’s a great time to get back to Jedi: Fallen Order, suggesting a possible reveal on the upcoming EA Live Play event later this month. It’s worth noting that we’re discussing a sequel to one of the most successful games in the Star Wars franchise and the most-anticipated Star Wars game in a very long time.
EA Games, and none of its subsidiaries, have appeared on E3 this year. Instead, the company is holding its independent event later this month, EA Live Play, on which the company plans to showcase its latest releases, including two previously announced gameplay modes for Battlefield 2042. There’s plenty of speculation regarding the event’s featured titles and those that are yet to be announced – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 might be among them if the teaser tweets hold any truth. What better place to showcase one of the most-anticipated games published by EA Games than its own gaming event? Rumor has it that EA might also announce the revival of another fan-favorite franchise.
In the best-case scenario, the Jedi: Fallen Order 2’s alleged appearance on EA Play will likely take the form of a suspense-building speech from one of the executives, followed by some kind of cinematic trailer announcing the game. As for the content, it might be a teaser trailer or something that actually establishes a story for the Jedi: Fallen Order sequel and ties it with the first game. The latter is probably a way more effective method of hooking players in and getting them excited for the upcoming release, especially due to the scarcity of story-driven Star Wars games.
The 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game was highly appreciated by the fans and the critics due to its story-driven narrative, marking up the return of a playable Jedi character. It came almost a decade after the last story-driven Star Wars game was released, and fans felt that its overall gameplay and story made up for a lot of lost time. It was the fastest-selling digital launch for any Star Wars game within two weeks of its release, selling more than ten million copies by April 2020 – well above EA’s expectations.
Besides winning several awards in different categories, the original Jedi: Fallen Order captivated the hearts of its fans, who have been calling for a sequel ever since the game proved to be a success. So will EA Games answer the fandom’s calling, and will the alleged sequel appear on EA Live Play? We’ll know in a few weeks, as the event opens on July 22nd, 2021.