That time of year is rolling around again. Yes, publishers start announcing their quarterly financial results. Some companies do rather well, others can fair badly. EA seems to have done better than expected but, being honest, most of you won't be interested in that. Instead, you'll be interested in what the publisher has revealed in regards to their future titles. Here are the interesting bits:
Firstly, Battlefield Hardline
has received a specific release date. The game will be released on March 17th, 2015 in North America and March 19th in Europe (likely to be March 20th in the UK). The reason why the game was delayed to this date was due to the need to further develop the police vs. criminals aspect of the title, as explained by EA's CEO Andrew Wilson:
The cops and criminals fantasy – this is kind of the foundation for the game – resonated very, very strongly not just with existing fans, but with new players to the Battlefield franchise. But the feedback was also universal that we should go deeper with that fantasy and really deliver against that to a greater degree. What we've done is given the development team that time to go back in and really look at how to truly deliver on that cops and criminals kind of gameplay as it exists in a Battlefield world.
Meanwhile, Star Wars Battlefront
will be released in Holiday 2015 and the previously-unannounced Battlefield 5
will be released in Holiday 2016. Nothing else was said about either of the latter two titles, but we'll be sure to bring you any further news as we get it!