EA Has Six Original IPs in Development for Next-Gen
Written Friday, August 23, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
EA has six brand new IP in development for next-gen consoles and plans to release “one to two” of them a year for the next three years.
"We've now got half a dozen [original IPs] in development," Gibeau told CVG. "We've announced a couple of them, Mirror's Edge and Battlefront, but we've also added some as well. The last time I spoke about this we hadn't done the Star Wars deal, so there are those games too."
"We're going to try and announce the new projects in the next couple of years - so in years two to three in the next-gen cycle, the plan is each year you'll see one to two new IP from us coming out.
"This year we have new projects too - UFC is new to EA and of course there's Titanfall."
Gibeau added, "We're not [building new franchises] on the first day of release, we like to build a bit of the base. We have a broader portfolio, we've got a sports business, we've got Need For Speed, so we have more to bring over in terms of existing and healthy and growing franchises, and so we want to add a little bit more there.
"But, if you look at a game like Dragon Age Inquisition, it's a sequel yeah but we're treating it as a new IP with a new approach. We're reinventing it."