EA Games held their quarterly earnings call yesterday during which the company revealed some information about their two upcoming titles, Battlefield and Anthem.
First with Battlefield; during the call the company boasted the franchises users stating that the series’ “ecosystem of games has more than 54 million players life to date across current-generation consoles and PC”. As for future titles, the company confirmed that it would be coming this fiscal year (March 31, 2019 at the latest) and it will feature “new dynamics” that’ll change the way players play.
Company exec, Andrew P. Wilson then continued saying:
“With our next Battlefield game, the team at DICE is bringing the intensity of combat to life in new and unexpected ways. Every battle is unique and every mode brings its own challenges, from the way you interact with the environment around you to compelling single-player stories to the next level of large-scale multiplayer that spans across multiple maps and modes. This will be a deep and fully featured shooter and ongoing service that will evolve with major new experiences for our community, beginning right from launch.”
What this confirms is that Battlefield will have a single player campaign, something that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 might be ditching this year.
Another interesting snippet is Wilson’s comment on upcoming competitions:
“We’ll hold our first Battlefield competitions in FY 2019, and we’re set to bring competition to another new title later this year.” What could this new title be? Presumably Anthem.
Speaking of which, EA confirmed that Anthem would still be launching in this fiscal year which ends March 31, 2019, and according to the description given by the company it sounds a lot like a games as service title, much like Destiny.
“Later in the fiscal year, we will launch our stunning and ambitious new IP, Anthem. Every dimension of this game will offer something entirely new for a wide audience of players. From a new universe with unique stories that BioWare is creating to the cooperative gameplay to the epic and beautiful environment that constantly evolves around players, Anthem is a fundamentally social experience and will open new ways for fans to join the community and play early, enabling us to shape and refine the game with their input and feedback. We’re deeply excited to launch this brand new franchise and equally excited to work with our players to make Anthem a game they can’t wait to play and share with their friends for years to come.”
We’ll hear more about what EA has to offer at E3 2018 which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Centre from June 12 – 14.