Yesterday evening Electronic Arts (EA) held their quarterly earnings call during which the company confirmed the rumours that their upcoming open world shooter RPG, Anthem, would be delayed until 2019.

The reason for the delay, according to the call, is to make room for a new Battlefield game. Though previous reports have suggested that the developer needs time to make the game.

Speaking with The Wall Street Journal company CFO Blake Jorgensen explained that “it’s not a delay” and that “people are trying to create a story.”

Now, EA’s plan consists of releasing a new Battlefield game in October instead of Anthem, and moving it to the first part of 2019 would give the game more room to breathe.

As for the upcoming Battlefield title, no details were revealed by Jorgensen or the other officers in the later Q3 earnings call, though rumours suggest the game could be a new Bad Company title or a follow-on from Battlefield 1.

Anthem is now set to launch in “early 2019”.

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