EA to Announce Six New Games at E3 2014
Written Wednesday, May 07, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Details have emerged regarding EA’s E3 2014 briefing, including news that the giant developer and publisher will reveal six new games during the press conference this June.
During the company’s investors call last night, CEO Andrew Wilson said that the event will feature "never-before-seen content from EA’s upcoming games as well as sneak peeks at new projects and intellectual properties currently in development."
EA is confident that one of these games will be a major contender towards the end of the year. "If you don't have a Battlefield in a year, you've got a hole there that you have to fill," it said.
"The way we're filling that hole is essentially new titles along the lines of FIFA: World Cup, UFC, a golf game, The Sims and Dragon Age. I would say that fills about two-thirds of the hole and the rest of the hole we would assume is being filled by this new, unannounced game.”
"We're highly conscious of the crowded slate in the back half of the year. What that means is it's gotta do great and it's got to do really well, particularly on the new generation. The box is going to have to be unique. I think you'll see all of that at E3 when you get a chance to see the game.”
The highly-anticipated Star Wars Battlefront will also be shown during the conference. EA added that it has multiple teams working on new properties and concepts, producing multiple protoypes every week. Need for Speed, however, will be taking the year off.
Meanwhile on Twitter, Spike TV's Geoff Keighley said, "One hour press conference with six new game reveals as part of our E3 All Access.” The event will be held on June 9th and can be watched via EA’s E3 hub, Spike’s E3 channel, Twitch and at your favourite achievement website.
During the investors call, EA also said that its net revenue and income is down year-on-year from financial year 2013. Quarterly revenue is also down year-on-year. Despite this EA claims that it is the number one publisher on both PS4 and Xbox One in the west during the year, thanks to the performance of FIFA 14, Titanfall and Battlefield 4.
EA's chief operating office, Peter Moore, confirmed that the publisher sold 925,000 physical copies of Titanfall in the U.S. during March.