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Star Wars Video Game Creator Tests New Formats to Rival Fortnite

  • Apex Legends replicates free model adopted by Fortnite
  • Latest Star Wars title sticks to traditional gaming format
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Source: Electronic Arts Inc.

Electronic Arts Inc., creator of a Star Wars line of video games, showed off two of its newest titles, illustrating how the industry is wrestling to compete with the runaway success of Fortnite.

Apex Legends is a free, multiplayer game released in February, replicating the model used by its rival, Fortnite. In the latest installment, due next month, Electronics Arts is introducing a new weapon, character and ways to speed up the game. Another hotly anticipated title, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is a throwback to more traditional games, with a single-player format following an elaborate story line.