Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is praised online - but the launch has become jarring to the Israeli audience with an extremely high price in the Steam platform store
A lot of good words have been written about the new action-role title in the universe of Star Wars By the distributor EA Games And developer Respawn Entertainment, which seems like a rather rare combination of positive opinions from most professional critics (so far) and positive opinions from most simple gamers who are also mostly big fans of the legendary brand that George Lucas created of course - a prominent AAA game without micro- Various deals that push for more and more real money on the part of the player and no half-baked multiplayer game modes, but only on a long and invested single-player plot, which has been on several occasions named the best in the world of Star Wars since Jedi Academy in 2003 or even since Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast in 2002.
Fallen Order is also the first leading new game from EA Games in recent years to be launched on the platformSteam Simultaneously with the launch on the platformOrigin, In order to give consumers the right to choose and the flexibility they are looking for - it's a pity that the distributor did not check the conversion rate between the euro and the dollar to a new Israeli shekel before clicking on their large and shiny distribution button.
The Steam store switched to charging local currency in dozens of countries several years ago, instead of relying on dollars, euros and a small number of major international currencies - and this was not well received by players who feared title distributors would take the opportunity to round up conversions. In their favor. Since then we have become accustomed to this reality - but Fallen Order Manages to rekindle these angers with a crazy official price tag of 329 shekels for the local audience.
This is a price tens of percent higher than what is officially offered in Europe and stands at 60 euros, including the local equivalent VAT - and according to SteamDB it is the most expensive relative of all the local prices of the title, which is equivalent to about 85 euros in fact. It is not clear why EA Games Decided to impose this fine on players in the country (we very much hope that this is only a technical error, which will be corrected soon), but at the moment for players in the country it is really not recommended to purchase the Fallen Order via Steam - it is better to do so Through the store of EA's personal Origin platform, Where the price is 60 standard euros which are about 235 shekels in direct conversion including an expected conversion fee.
Fallen Order is available for purchase now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation consolesXbox One And for personal computers priced at $ 60 (about NIS 210) for a physical copy on Amazon, priced at $ 60 for a digital copy at the Epic Store andMicrosoft products Store, at a price of 60 euros in the Origin store or alternatively freely for subscribers to EA's Origin Access Premier / EA Access services for a monthly fee of 15 euros - and at prices starting at 217 shekels in local stores here in Israel. No matter what you choose, it is obvious that each of these ways to get the title will save you many tens of shekels compared to the outrageous price inSteam.
Are you planning to purchase and play in this new title, or maybe you have already started doing so in the two days that have passed since it became officially available? Let's talk about it in the comments.