Today, during Electronic Arts’ quarterly conference call for investors and analysts, chief executive officer Andrew Wilson talked about the future of the publisher and the next generation of consoles.
Wilson mentioned that next year will bring a “full slate of new EA Sports experiences” with new titles that will be added to the EA Sports portfolio.
He also added that new consoles are “always an opportunity to drive innocation in EA Sports games.”
This will include the plans for NBA Live wih “great support for the NBA and the NBA Players’ Association.” The company is working with an innovative new direction timed with the All-Stars Weekend, and it’s “an experience designed around new ways to engage, connect, and create true basketball.”
According to Wilson now that the company has a greater understanding of the new platforms and what they can power, bringing social connection and accessibility to the forefront, they believe they can go “so much further with the new design.”
Due to that, EA decided not to ship an NBA Live game in fiscal year 2020, and instead they’re “expanding their vision for NBA Live” with this new project that they’ll be sharing more details on nextyear.
Wilson continued mentioning that the Apex Legends team is being expanded to deliver the content plans for fiscal year 2021 (which is related to the period between April 2020 and March 2021).
The Sims 4 will also get new expansions and new way to engage and grow the community.
FY 2021 will bring new content and new ways to play Battlefield V, while the next Battlefield game will be released in fiscal year 2022 (between April 2021 and March 2022), featuring new innovations enabled by next-gen consoles and their growing installed base.
Next year (fiscal year 2021) will also bring unannounced “new titles and new IP” for multiple platforms.
Chief operating and financial officer Blake Jorgensen also talked about the future, teasing that Apex Legends will launch on “new platforms, geographies, and on mobile.”
He then added that in fiscal year 2021 Electronic Arts will add “at least one more sports title to the annual slate,” launch a Medal of Honor VR title, and deliver some “exciting remasters” of fan favorites including that of Command & Conquer. They also have two unannounced EA Partners games from third-party developers. On top of that, there are other unannounced titles in the pipeline for FY2021, and specifics will be given down the line.
Wilson concluded the prepared remarks mentioning that there is a new IP in the works at Motive and new projects at DICE, Bioware, Maxis, and Criterion.
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