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.
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.