News from EA’s latest earnings call
EA just bought Codemasters for no less than $1.2 billion, and their plan is to release racing games on an annual schedule similar to other EA sports titles like FIFA and Madden.
Need For Speed hasn't been particularly noteworthy for the last decade, and Burnout has been on hiatus since Burnout Paradise in 2008, so EA's racing line-up definitely needs a fresh coat of lacquer. Codemasters has licenses to produce Formula 1 and World Rally Championship games, and a broad stable of racing brands like Grid, Dirt and Project Cars.
Back to battle: EA CEO Andrew Wilson has also confirmed that the next Battlefield game will be revealed this spring and launch later this year. The game is apparently ahead of schedule, and on track for a holiday launch.
All-out war: “Featuring maps with unprecedented scale, the next edition of Battlefield takes all the destruction, player agency, vehicle and weapon combat that the franchise is known for and elevates it to another level,” said Wilson, promising “massive, immersive battles”.