3. Galaxy of Heroes continues to grow
Perhaps the biggest cash cow of EA’s Star Wars array has been the longstanding mobile app Galaxy of Heroes. While many mobile projects have come and gone, this one has stood the test of time, and 2020 was another big year for it.
I tried a hand at this game a few times but never quite stuck to it. Regardless, the amount of content is simply impressive. 2020 was of course the year of The Mandalorian, with all of the show’s key fixtures such as Din Djarin, Cara Dune and Greef Karga making their appearance, as well as more recently IG-11 and Kuiil.
Aside from the usual events and challenges, some fan-favorite characters entered the game as well, including Jedi Knight and Master Luke Skywalker, Admiral Piett and a special Episode IX version of the Emperor.
It may not be significant news to many, especially considering criticisms of the micro-transaction model of mobile games, but Galaxy of Heroes remains one of the longest-standing Star Wars games to date with five years under its belt.
Trying to build off that success, major publisher Zynga has begun work on a new mobile game itself as part of a multi-year deal with Disney. And the vintage Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II will be making the shift to mobile in the near future as well.
So get ready, mobile games are here to stay and are only going to grow.