Tuesday 20 March 2018

EA calls upcoming lineup an “embarrassment of riches


Emma Clark

EA's Peter Moore told investors that its upcoming lineup of games in financial year 2017 is an "embarrassment of riches."

EA is feeling pretty optimistic about its lineup of games in financial year 2017. COO Peter Moore recently told investors that it’s an “embarrassment of riches."

Moore outlined that EA’s financial year 2017 begins in April 2016 and the publisher has a wealth of anticipated titles to come.

“Well it's a little bit of an embarrassment of riches, particularly in FY17 which commences for us on April 1st, [2016] in which we've got some of our core franchises: a new Battlefield coming up, a new Mass Effect title coming up. We actually kick off the year with Mirror's Edge which we have pushed out of FY16 and into FY17 and we also have Mass Effect from our BioWare studio, Mass Effect: Andromeda.”

“So one of the things we need to do - and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is shipping in Q4 of this year - is to merchandise, is to make sure that we don't cannibalise. It's a high class problem to have."

Moore also mentioned that EA has a “new Titanfall” on the way. It’s unclear if this means that it will arrive in FY17. We can hope, at least.

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