During the call to investors this evening, EA reconfirmed the new Battlefield game will release in Q3 of this year, and Bioware's Anthem in Q4 which ends on March 31, 2019. "As we try new things, I hope that you'll come on the journey with us, and continue asking questions that will help shape Anthem into something we'll all love to play".
Bioware is now working hard on their latest game, Anthem.
CEO Andrew Wilson then lays on the hype, adding that EA are "deeply excited to launch this brand new franchise" calling the game "stunning and ambitious", a "fundamentally social experience", with an "epic and attractive environment that constantly evolves around players".
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EA credits its financial success for 2018 to expanding reach of its "leading franchises" including FIFA, Battlefield and The Sims, "to more players across more platforms and geographies". BioWare needs Anthem to be a hit after stumbling with Andromeda, and EA's statement claims that it wants to "work with players to make Anthem a game they can't wait to play". If this is true, it will be the first major Call of Duty game ever not to have any single player campaign.
According to Jorgensen, Anthem will release during the month of March, next year. It's rumored that a third Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare title will be announced, and we're sure to see a new look at the publisher's upcoming sports games. Technical Director Brenon Holmes has also recently confirmed that Anthem graphics won't be a downgrade from the E3 2017 trailer, though it's unknown if the PS4 Pro and Xbox One variants of the game will feature significant enhancements beyond the other console editions. "It is fast, dangerous, attractive and unexpected", EA's Patrick Soderlund said at EA Play in June.
"This game is built around a live service, and through our creative process we have made a decision to add more to the disruptive new social designs for our players". These details will be shared "very soon", but he said that you don't have to worry about being forced to engage in multiplayer.