In EA’s latest earnings call for the quarter ending March 31, the recently released Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was not included as it launched on April 28. However, EA emphasized the game’s exceptional early performance.
EA revealed that Jedi Survivor has been “very strongly” outperforming their internal projections, with millions of players already engaged. The game has even exceeded the success of its predecessor, Fallen Order, which is notable considering Fallen Order accumulated 10 million players within its first year and 20 million players around 1.5 years after launch. This success led to the creation of the sequel now being enjoyed by gamers.
Jedi Survivor has been praised for building on the strengths of Fallen Order, resulting in a significantly improved gaming experience. The game has been compared to the leap in quality between Assassin’s Creed 1 and 2. While some sequels falter due to excessive changes or ill-conceived additions, Jedi Survivor has managed to excel in nearly every aspect.
However, the game has faced some criticism regarding performance on both PC and console platforms, particularly on the main hub world of Koboh, despite several patches. Some gamers have also encountered crashes that led to loss of progress after challenging boss fights.
Despite these issues, Jedi Survivor is widely regarded as a top-tier release and a strong contender for the best game of 2023 so far. The game has outshined other high-profile releases like Forspoken and Redfall, and even surpasses the massively popular Hogwarts Legacy.
Jedi Survivor’s position as a highly-rated game may be challenged by upcoming releases such as GOTY frontrunner Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo 4, Final Fantasy XVI, Starfield, and potentially Spider-Man 2. However, given its remarkable quality, Jedi Survivor is expected to remain memorable and continue to enjoy its well-deserved success.