The Mass Effect Leg­endary Edi­tion sold bet­ter than expect­ed for pub­lish­er EA, as not­ed by CEO Andrew Wil­son dur­ing an earn­ings brief­ing. Accord­ing to Wil­son the remas­tered Mass Effect games “reignit­ed the pas­sion of fans around the world” for Mass Effect. Of course, this lead to a sales per­for­mance that was “well above” the com­pa­ny’s expectations.

How­ev­er, EA did not pro­vide a spe­cif­ic sales fig­ure for the Leg­endary Edi­tion. Dur­ing the same finan­cial brief­ing, CEO Blake Jor­gensen said Haze­light’s It Takes Two also “showed con­sid­er­able strength.” This is the sec­ond game from Josef Fares and Haze­light pub­lished by EA, fol­low­ing A Way Out in 2018.

They also dis­cussed Star Wars Jedi: Fall­en Order, say­ing the new ver­sion for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S was “also a new moment for new and return­ing play­ers to jump into that amaz­ing game.”

As a result for the enthu­si­asm for Mass Effect and Fall­en Order, EA has said it plans to con­tin­ue to invest in these fran­chis­es. It’s been known that a new Mass Effect title is already in the works with a vet­er­an team, while a sequel to Jedi Fall­en Order is more than like­ly giv­en the first game sold 10 mil­lion copies. 

EA’s earn­ing call also includ­ed some talk about the Bat­tle­field fran­chise. Man­age­ment said the series will most like­ly return to an every oth­er year release sched­ule from here on out. It will also be push­ing even more live ser­vice elements.