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.
Great fucking idea, EA, because this has worked so well for UbiSoft that they have now decided to delay a fuckton of such "engaging" games after The Division 2 and Breakpoint tanked hard.
Players really enjoy these pointless busywork games where every mission is split up into many, many boring mini-objectives (reach house, enter house, reach second floor, open the door, enter the room, kill shit) just to prolong "game" time. Can't wait!
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 30, 2019, 13:03:
The shell game continues... Numbers this quarter are inflated greatly (+$625 million) by that one-time "tax benefit" of their transferring assets to Switzerland.
That's why they have a section called "operating metric" in there where you can see what they have made from their actual business activities.
EA is doing very well. They repurchased over 3 million shares this quarter. The Switzerland transaction was obviously a very smart move. Even factoring out the Switzerland thing they expect to make north of $1bn profit this year from a total $5.1bn operating net revenue. Not bad at all. Looks like the "kids"(?) are loving their FIFA, Apex and Sims.