EA Announces Plan for Yearly FPS Releases

While speaking on a recent investor call, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen mentioned that EA's intention over the next couple of years is...
  1. RaoulDuke
    While speaking on a recent investor call, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen mentioned that EA's intention over the next couple of years is to have a first-person shooter as one of the developers core titles. He later said, "This year it's Star Wars: Battlefront, next year it's another Battlefield title." Last year in October, EA's CEO, Andrew Wilson, also said something regarding the matter, "Battlefield 4 continues to add new players and engage existing fans a year after launch, as a result of the extended services and content updates that we provide, it's clear that players want to experience the games we're delivering for longer periods of time. Looking into next year, we will ensure that our players have enough time between releases to fully explore the depth and innovation in our shooter titles".

    No other information has been reported about what maps, vehicles, or even weapons will be featured in this future military-style Battlefield installment, only that a confirmation has been made that a new title will be entered in the series. I'm hoping that along with the expansive multiplayer experience, that the next installment will return to the squad we played as part of in the Bad Company sub-series, as the campaigns from Battlefield 3 and 4 had new main protagonists with the original Bad Company squad heading to Alaska.

    For a company that rolls out yearly sports games, while simultaneously releasing some unfinished products or pushing out games riddled with fps issues and bugs, this new plan definitely seems like the devs are taking on a bit more than they can chew. I'll surely be following this new idea just to see if all goes well, or, if some of the titles come out well before their ready, causing months of patches to follow their production.

    Along with this new approach, EA has also reconfirmed three titles to be shipped out by the final quarter of the company's fiscal year, (January through March 2016) including Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, and Unravel.

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  1. Master
    I don't understand why EA thinks they can keep up with their competitors. They can barely keep up with the games that have already been released.
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  2. 3xTiNcT
    Not sure how I feel about this.
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    2. 3xTiNcT
      As long as Battlefront comes out good I'll be happy. I don't care to much about most of their games though. A game should last way longer than a year.
    3. RaoulDuke
      I just hope they put as much effort in their upcoming releases as they do when talking about them. I'm looking forward to the new Battlefield release, as BF4 is one of my favorites. Although, seeing the horrible way that BF4 was released, I think I'll wait a few months before making a purchase.
    4. 3xTiNcT
      Not just EA, this should be said for all game developers. I've never been a big fan of Battlefield but some of my friends are. Waiting is smart if you don't mind being late to the game. I like playing games right when they come out. I don't really like having to wait. But if it doesn't bother you then it's a smart choice. Although I usually enjoy the games I buy.
  3. Stonerzard
    Translation: This year it's money. Next year it's money. And every year after it's more money! We're going to keep charging you increased amounts, for absolutely f*** all!
  4. TheItalianLad
    the company can bearly manage fifa, and now they want to make yearly fps games, aswell as all of their sporting games. What are they trying to prove.

    Honestly i have lost nearly all respect for the company, and if they mess up battlefront, im just not even going to bother
  5. Thelema
    I honestly can't believe they're boasting about yearly releases, what a joke. Like Sallos pointed out, games should last a lot longer than just one year.

    I'd imagine the games they'll be pushing out are all garbage! Riddled with bugs/glitches and poor story lines, I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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  6. One Republic
    Hasn't this already been going on? Medal Of Honor, Battlefield, like what is new?
  7. fifafan
    Its ea this is bound to fail. They cant release one finished game let alone several. Ill be waiting for this years fifa flop just like the last
  8. Sallos
    Aren't games supposed to last more than just one year?
  9. Wavy
    Well, we will see how Battlefront turns out, and that will give us a pretty good idea on how the future titles will be.
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  10. Arxhive
    >MFW "EA isn't trying to copy/compete with Call of Duty by introducing Yearly FPS Releases."
    >MFW "EA...Yearly FPS Releases."
    >MFW "EA"
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