Electronic Arts will announce a new console and PC title due out in the third quarter of 2014, as well as six new games at this year’s E3, the company said during its four quarter results conference call.
The new 2014 title will fill the hole left by a year without Battlefield, EA hinted.
“We are filling the Battlefield hole, since you don’t have one every year, with the other releases such as UFC, FIFA World Cup, Dragon Age, ect. I’d say two-thirds of that hole is filled by our other releases in this year, and the last one-third of the hole should be filled by this game, to give you an idea of the weight it has.”
Additionally, the company confirmed it will be continuing its publishing partnership with Respawn Entertainment “to bring new Titanfall experiences to players worldwide.” The game moved 925,000 units (via NPD) on Xbox One and PC during EA’s first quarter, in which it resided three weeks.
The publisher also said it will not release new NCAA and Need for Speed games this year. But Ghost Games is currently working on a new Need for Speed with an extended development period due out in 2015.
“We’ve made the decision to not release a Need for Speed in 2014, so we can work towards a highly innovative Need for Speed in 2015. An experience built on a foundation we know you’ll greatly look forward to.”
Also at E3, EA said it will provide updates on Star Wars Battlefront, which is “coming along very, very well,” as well as other new projects.
Electronic Arts will host its E3 press briefing, “EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview,” on June 9 at 12 p.m. PT at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, which will offer updates on the company’s upcoming games as well as sneak peeks at new projects and IPs. It will broadcast on Spike TV, EA.com, Spike.com, Twitch, and other websites.
If financial results are your fancy, find EA’s report in full here.