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EA claims it will have an embarrissment of riches next year

by on04 December 2015

Have not had one of them since I was six

Electronic Arts claims that its upcoming game line-up will be an "embarrassment of riches" next year.

EA COO Peter Moore told the Credit Suisse Technology, Media, and Telecom conference that EA games fans have a lot to look forward to in the year ahead..

"It's a little bit of an embarrassment of riches particularly in [fiscal year 2017], which commences for us on April 1, 2016. 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 Catalyst, which we pushed out of FY 16 and into FY 17.
"And we also have Mass Effect Andromeda from our BioWare studio. And Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is shipping in Q4 of this [fiscal] year."

The new Battlefield is the only game mentioned here that EA has not talked much about beforet. EA has said only that it will be a military-style game. Details about  Andromeda are thin on the ground too.

He didn't even mention any sports titles, not that we care very much. Moore did say that a new Titanfall game will be released sometime between  April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017.

Moore added that EA needs to have a look at its schedule to ensure games don't cannibalise each other. EA looks at the competition and formulates release plans accordingly.

"It's a high class problem to have," Moore said.

Still no word on Dragon Age, the last one was Dragon Age Inquisition, which launched in November 2014. We suspect that EA will be flat out working out ways to milk the arrival of Star Wars with shedloads of  Battlefront sequels and an action-adventure game.

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