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Mass Effect Legendary Edition sales were way above EA’s expectations

Electronic Arts said Mass Effect Legendary Edition sales far exceeded its preliminary estimates.

BioWare released the well-received Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a remastered collection of three games, in May 2021.

“The launch of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, a remaster of the first three Mass Effect games, has rekindled fan passion around the world, driving sales well above our expectations,” EA CEO Andrew Wilson said during the publisher’s first quarter earnings report. Wednesday.

“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, was also a moment for new and returning players to dive into this amazing game,” he continued.

“We’re going to continue to invest in both of these franchises, as well as our other amazing intellectual property assets.”

Mass Effect Legendary Edition sales were way above EA's expectations
EA Claims Over 20 Million Played Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

BioWare First revealed that he is working on a brand new Mass Effect game in November 2020 with the release of a teaser trailer.

“We are in the early stages of the project and we cannot say more yet, but we look forward to sharing our vision of where we will move next,” it was said then.

In December, BioWare announced that several veterans of the Mass Effect trilogy had returned to work on the next game in the series.

During the May 2020 P&L report, Wilson suggested EA would create a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order after Respawn surpassed expectations in 2019 with over 10 million in sales.

And in June of this year, EA announced that the game was “played” by over 20 million people across all platforms and subscription services.

More recently, EA suggested that it won’t announce any new Star Wars games until 2022.

During a teleconference on Wednesday, Wilson also said that going back to releasing a new Battlefield game every two years “probably makes sense.” However, he advised players to “think of Battlefield as a service” and teased “free component input.”

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