Electronic Arts, known for its yearly sports titles entries in FIFA, Madden, NHL, and other massively successful franchises, released Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and Apex Legends throughout the past year. The studio's financial reports for the fourth quarter of 2019's fiscal year featured impressive statistics and hints towards future plans to look out for.
The highlights of the report include four EA Partners titles alongside a new EA Sports title receiving an official announcement during the next eleven months. It is safe to assume the EA Sports creation is outside the yearly entries, which the most likely entrants being NBA Live, UFC, or even the highly-requested Skate series. It might be the Skate 3 mobile port we have been hearing about recently. That would also fit the 4 mobile soft-launches they expect to do this year and one EA HD title, which might be next years Battlefield, a Star Wars game of some kind, or even a Mass Effect Remaster of some sort.
As for Apex Legends, considering the studio's efforts in promoting and building a healthy competitive ecosystem, it was relatively safe to predict the title performing as well as it did. The battle royale title managed to reign as the most downloaded free-to-play game on PS4 in the 2019 calendar year. On the other hand, the action-adventure title, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, managed to record over 10 million unique players to date.
The sports sector performed tremendously well, as Madden NFL 20 garnering the highest engagement levels in the franchise history. FIFA 20, currently during its peak Team of the Season period, saw more than 25 million unique players.
CEO Andrew Wilson expressed his delight over the company's performance throughout the year, not just the fourth quarter, and continued to thank the community and anyone involved with the success of Electronic Arts' titles.
We’re humbled to see people around the world connecting through our games during this unprecedented period. Our focus continues to be on everything we can do for our people, our players, and our communities. Thanks to the amazing dedication and determination of our teams at Electronic Arts, we’re able to deliver the games, experiences and content choices that our players are looking for during this challenging time.
What do you think are these four unannounced EA Partners titles? Will it be another try for NBA Live to steal a market share from NBA 2K or a new entry to the UFC octagon franchise? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.