EA Plans Outlined

DSOGaming sums up the details from EA's conference call following the earnings reports mentioned above, saying new titles are in the works at Bioware, DICE, Maxis, and Criterion. Also, PCGamesN notes Electronic Arts has also revealed they are planning a new Star Wars game to follow the imminent release of Jedi: Fallen Order. That first report includes some tentative release windows, saying a new Battlefield game is not due until after April 2021 and that Dragon Age 4 will likely come after March 2020:
EA stated that Motive is working on a brand new IP. Furthermore, Bioware, DICE, Maxis and Criterion are working on new projects. EA Sports is also working on new titles (these are most likely its annual sport games). EA also has some new indie and third-party developer games that it will reveal at a later date.

The publisher has also confirmed that the next-gen Battlefield game will launch after April 2021. This means that there won’t be a next-gen BF game during the launch of the next-gen consoles. Moreover, Dragon Age 4 may probably come out after March 2022.

Electronic Arts also stated that it will deliver some exciting remasters of fan favourites. Although the publisher did not reveal any additional details, it did state that one of them is Command & Conquer.
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Oct 31, 2019, 19:44
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HorrorScope wrote on Oct 31, 2019, 11:57:
FWIW Dragon age had a two year, then a three year cycle, in this case it will be 7+ years. Does anyone here really believe it is going to be amazing balls because they could have put 7 years into it? 3 years imo is plenty of time (4 max) to turn a DA game if things are going right for the developers, obviously they haven't been. So because we'll get 7 years between, we'll get words they've only really worked on it for a much smaller amount of time, 'cause... wait for it... Bioware Magic.

Development was completely stalled until after Anthem released since they dragged the entire team over to help, so this will have "Bioware Magic" alright.

The kind of magic that makes you wish Bioware would cease existing.
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Oct 31, 2019, 11:57
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Oct 31, 2019, 11:57
 
FWIW Dragon age had a two year, then a three year cycle, in this case it will be 7+ years. Does anyone here really believe it is going to be amazing balls because they could have put 7 years into it? 3 years imo is plenty of time (4 max) to turn a DA game if things are going right for the developers, obviously they haven't been. So because we'll get 7 years between, we'll get words they've only really worked on it for a much smaller amount of time, 'cause... wait for it... Bioware Magic.
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Oct 31, 2019, 09:31
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Oct 31, 2019, 09:31
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 31, 2019, 02:35:
#> new titles are in the works at Bioware, DICE, Maxis, and Criterion

Maxis, last release 2014 (Sims 4 believe it or not), closed down in 2015 and does NOT exist anymore. Whatever EA calls Maxis is not, in any way, shape or form, Maxis.

In fact EA has not announced re-opening of Maxis or any studio with that name, so this EA conference already was 25% bullshit.

Inspector eRe4s3r on the case!

Maybe they secretly gathered the majority of the former Maxis staff, and have them working on games in a nondescript, secluded building somewhere, and this announcement accidentally revealed one of EA's diabolical long term game plans!
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Oct 31, 2019, 02:35
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Oct 31, 2019, 02:35
 
#> new titles are in the works at Bioware, DICE, Maxis, and Criterion

Maxis, last release 2014 (Sims 4 believe it or not), closed down in 2015 and does NOT exist anymore. Whatever EA calls Maxis is not, in any way, shape or form, Maxis.

In fact EA has not announced re-opening of Maxis or any studio with that name, so this EA conference already was 25% bullshit.
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Oct 30, 2019, 20:17
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Oct 30, 2019, 20:17
 
Just please, PLEASE let the Criterion project be Burnout Paradise 2.
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Oct 30, 2019, 16:30
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Oct 30, 2019, 16:30
 Verno
 
The next gen consoles definitely play a huge role in this and the adoption rate will be much faster than you think because people are already starved for new, fancier shit. EA aren't going to want to engage players on old gen because that would mean people "stuck" on old gen for years while they are already releasing stuff for next gen.

This is totally incorrect. EA doesn't count where the money gets made. They are quite happy to have the 150 million old gen users still buying their shit instead of the much smaller number who buy in the first year or two. Then they will quite happily take it again later when you upgrade.

And I don't think for a minute that they care about making the best games they can. They are quite obviously holding the games back to make more money. You can't MTX shit like Anthem with a 50 metacritic, they aren't totally dumb. But either way more time is promising for the release quality when it comes to EA games. Ok well, maybe not Anthem bwuaha.
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Oct 30, 2019, 15:45
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Oct 30, 2019, 15:45
 
OK, if you want to keep believing that EA are really doing this to give their teams more time (including kumbaya and pot smoking sessions?) as well as to create great games for the gamers then be my guest . The naivety is definitely entertaining.

The reality is what I quoted from their financials in the other newsbit...

"Looking ahead, we are doubling down on live services combined with our core franchises. We’re investing in games that people play for longer and engage with much more deeply. This focus will continue to drive growth and profitability for the company through the remainder of this year and beyond.”

The next gen consoles definitely play a huge role in this and the adoption rate will be much faster than you think because people are already starved for new, fancier shit. EA aren't going to want to engage players on old gen because that would mean people "stuck" on old gen for years while they are already releasing stuff for next gen.

EA will try to get players long term engaged (years) on next gen from the start. That's where the future and where the (MTX) money lies. EA are a top dog and they will want to assume a vanguard leading role with GaaS for next gen consoles.

Look, that does not mean that I don't believe they will *also* do some cross-gen releases (that wasn't really the point) but the REASON for the longer development cycles is definitely the next gen consoles plus also building the whole MTX eco system around it all. They are taking longer for business reasons, not kumbaya making staff and gamers happy.
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Oct 30, 2019, 14:37
Verno
 
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Oct 30, 2019, 14:37
 Verno
 
Different times now. We now live in the era of GaaS.

Haha, you make more on your games as a service the more users you engage with. Yeah who would want those 150 million users when you can milk the 10m who buy in the first 2 years so hard?

You keep going back and forth, its pretty amusing. Rather than falling all over yourself trying to explain how evil EA is (fish in a barrel really, come on), why don't you just console yourself with the fact that they're not forcing these out sooner to create another nightmare? It's a good thing regardless of their motives.
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Oct 30, 2019, 14:25
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Oct 30, 2019, 14:25
 
Pepe wrote on Oct 30, 2019, 14:05:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 30, 2019, 13:52:
Verno wrote on Oct 30, 2019, 12:53:
Seriously though that's all good news. They are actually backing off the annual release schedule for some of these things and letting the teams take the time they need. For now. Who knows what happens if the quarterlies are bad next year.

Nah. They are only doing this because of the next gen console releases towards the end of next year. They are taking their time because they don't want to release their cash cows on "old" gen anymore. Timing is everything now. That's all there is to it.

Yeah, why would you want to get double sales on a game like rockstar did with GTAV or Sony with The last of us.

Different times now. We now live in the era of GaaS. You don't want to "engage" players on old gen because that would delay their move to next gen where you can milk them harder. The real money is in the MTX over the game's lifetime, not the initial game purchase.

BTW, Blue included a typo there. The new Dragon Age is supposed to be out after March 2022 according to the source, not 2020. Late 2021 and 2022 are pretty perfect for next gen releases because there will be a solid install base then and many people eager to make the jump to next gen once these system sellers come out (at least the new BF will probably be bundled with hardware holiday 2021-ish).
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Oct 30, 2019, 14:07
Verno
 
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 Verno
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 30, 2019, 13:52:
Nah. They are only doing this because of the next gen console releases towards the end of next year. They are taking their time because they don't want to release their cash cows on "old" gen anymore. Timing is everything now. That's all there is to it.

Err lol, sure who would want to release on two platforms. They could push for cross-gen releases but seem to be easing up a bit which they already alluded to in a prior earnings call. The previous gen consoles sold more than 150m+, quite a number to ignore.

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Oct 30, 2019, 14:05
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 30, 2019, 13:52:
Verno wrote on Oct 30, 2019, 12:53:
Seriously though that's all good news. They are actually backing off the annual release schedule for some of these things and letting the teams take the time they need. For now. Who knows what happens if the quarterlies are bad next year.

Nah. They are only doing this because of the next gen console releases towards the end of next year. They are taking their time because they don't want to release their cash cows on "old" gen anymore. Timing is everything now. That's all there is to it.

Yeah, why would you want to get double sales on a game like rockstar did with GTAV or Sony with The last of us.
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Oct 30, 2019, 13:52
 
Verno wrote on Oct 30, 2019, 12:53:
Seriously though that's all good news. They are actually backing off the annual release schedule for some of these things and letting the teams take the time they need. For now. Who knows what happens if the quarterlies are bad next year.

Nah. They are only doing this because of the next gen console releases towards the end of next year. They are taking their time because they don't want to release their cash cows on "old" gen anymore. Timing is everything now. That's all there is to it.
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Oct 30, 2019, 12:53
Verno
 
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Oct 30, 2019, 12:53
 Verno
 
Seriously though that's all good news. They are actually backing off the annual release schedule for some of these things and letting the teams take the time they need. For now. Who knows what happens if the quarterlies are bad next year.
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Oct 30, 2019, 12:45
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Oct 30, 2019, 12:45
 
new titles are in the works at Bioware

Hahahahaha... oh wait, you were being serious?
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