EA announcing one new 2014 game and six others at E3
posted on 05.06.14 at 06:19 PM EST by (@salromano)
Mega publisher renews Titanfall partnership with Respawn.

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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.

  • Impressionnant

    It’s kinda sad that EA are still pushing for Titanfall, even though we all know that it will never replace COD. Stop trying to make Titanfall happen; it will never happen. They also have Dragon Age Inquisition, which will be beaten by Witcher 3. EA really needs to find its own original thing. I hope one of these 7 games is that thing. Yeah, they have Battlefield, but that’s starting to get stale (well, not starting to, it IS stale). They need better management. They need Bobby Kotick.

    • BlazingSkies

      Mirror’s Edge 2.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I don’t see why they wouldn’t push for Titanfall. It’s a new IP that opened at a million on XB1 and PC in March alone, since April numbers aren’t out yet. And 360 numbers aren’t out yet, either.

      As for your other points:

      – Dragon Age is coming out this fall. The Witcher 3 is next year.
      – Titanfall isn’t trying to replace CoD. If EA has any franchise battling CoD, it’s Battlefield.

      • SOforever

        since EA owns Mutant League franchise how do we let them know that many people want the TV series on DVD? I’m one of few people who actually remembers it. Heard about game remake on kickstarter through one your old general discussion forums but sadly it wasn’t successful
        https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mendheim/mutant-football-league

    • TheExile285

      I’m not really sure what you mean by the Titanfall bit. Even if it doesn’t replace CoD, there’s no reason for them to stop supporting it and push for more sales.

      *Also, I got ninja’d by Sal it seems…

    • xkumo

      You heard it here first folks.
      Once a game in a genre becomes popular no other game from that genre can ever be made again.

    • Unretributed

      Nothing to see here, just the typical anti-EA drone. I guess if it were up to you you’d just have them stop making games altogether right?

      • adhesive

        “Anti-EA drone”? I don’t necessarily agree with him but you could at least try to not sound like a shill.

    • Solomon_Kano

      > EA needs to find its own original thing

      > They need Bobby Kotick

      Not sure if…

    • Shippoyasha

      Maybe they can evolve it to a point where it feels less and less like COD. Maybe make monsters an integral part of the story, maybe make an adventure mode instead of the typical death match types, etc. They have the potential to do some innovative things.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Probably the new Battlefront

    • Solomon_Kano

      They already said that’s hitting in 2015. DICE just finished BF4 last year, so that’d be too quick of a turnaround.

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        kk

      • bloodiOS

        They just got some additional shipments of clones straight from Kamino though. Maybe that will speed things up a bit.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Star Wars: Development of the Clones confirmed.

  • Six

    The new game for this year will be Visceral’s police-themed Battlefield. As for the other six games, I can only think of three. Visceral’s Star Wars game, the next Mass Effect, and something from Crytek, either Crysis 4 or Homefront 2.

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    Battlefield 2143 LOL!!!

  • Gigus

    Just announce battlefield 4 Dino mode already!

  • Bob Obb

    I can’t think of anything that would excite me. They had Dead Space but that went down the drain

  • Dark_N11

    Bioware RPG’s and star wars games is all i need .. don’t disappoint me EA!

  • Ta23 Ta28

    Announce it on your own conference and not on console holder’s conference, please. We want to see exclusives on those conferences, not multiplats.

    • Solomon_Kano

      EA usually does announce their new games at their conference, since it typically happens before Sony or MS’. Now, that doesn’t stop them from getting stage time during the platform holders’ conferences anyway, but they typically do their announcements on their own time. Titanfall was a recent exclusion, for clear reasons though.

    • $102890726

      Yeah EA and Ubisoft shouldn’t take up time on Microsoft’s and Sony’s conferences unless its an exclusive on either of their platform(s) since they have their own conferences.

  • bloodiOS

    Yes, additional time for that 60fps NFS please~~

  • Invisbin

    My hype meter……..is higher than Snoop Dog on a daily basis..

  • Elvick

    Fieldbattle

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Woo best game.

  • PrinceHeir

    Mass Effect 4, Mirrors Edge 2, A Star Wars game to commemorate the new episode trilogy.

  • rockman29

    Please please please please let it be something like Rogue Squadron!!!

  • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

    -The new 2014 title will fill the hole left by a year without Battlefield, EA hinted.

    Actually fixing the multiplayer would help with that too, you know.

    • 罪罰

      medul of honour

  • 罪罰

    FIFA m8

  • Audie Bakerson

    Only one 2014 game hmm? This conference is going to be a LOT of cinematic trailers with no gameplay isn’t it?

  • Learii

    EA mostly about sport games x_x