IT released its quarterly results today, and raised its outlook for the full year based on the results. He highlighted headlines that support his goal of live service, including Apex Legends, which has seen a 30% growth in the number of players year after year.
The game just launched season eight and a new character, and they revealed the date of a Nintendo Switch port. During the call, executives mentioned that its popularity in Japan has helped advocate for a Switch version, and they plan to “smoothly launch” a mobile version within the next three to four months. According to COO Blake Jorgenson, EA expects the game to make more than $ 500 million this year, more than the range of $ 300 million to $ 400 million originally predicted.
His controversial cash cow FIFA Ultimate Team mode had a record number of daily active players in December, with the figure surpassing six million, while The sims 4 has 33 million players with a “record of average daily, weekly and monthly players in December”. Meanwhile, the combination of Xbox Game Pass and EA Play has increased the number of players on the subscription to over 13 million across all platforms.
As for what lies ahead, leaders have indicated the next Battlefield title, which will be revealed in the spring ahead of the holiday season kicks off with “A Return to All-Out Military Warfare” that features immersive battles powered by next-gen hardware. They also mentioned the Codemasters purchase project, and alludes to live service possibilities that may extend to franchises such as Need for Speed, Grid, Dirt and F1 games. EA also just announced that the NCAA football game will be returning, and it’s not done there – apparently we should expect to hear about expansion into new sports over the next few weeks and more. months, including at least one title that will launch in the next fiscal year. .
In response to a question about new Star Wars games – like Disney resurrected the Lucasfilm Games brand and announced a new open-world title with Ubisoft – The leaders refused to announce anything. They said their relationship with the brand was “long and profitable” and that “we will continue to invest in these as well as new platform experiences in the future.