Electronic Arts Confirms More Than One Game Coming from Respawn Next Holiday Season
Yesterday’s Electronic Arts Q2 2019 earnings call included a surprise from the publisher as Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson let it slip that more than one game is coming from Respawn Entertainment by the end of 2019.
Across multiple studios, we have new projects underway, including games from Respawn that are slated to launch by next holiday season.
The analysts quickly picked up on that tidbit and asked EA executives to confirm that was correct. Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer Blake Jorgensen confirmed it, though he couldn’t provide more details at this time.
Just consider that a little Easter egg left in the earnings call for you. We’ll announce more when we get there. But clearly we’ve got a lot of things working with all of our studios, and you should assume that there will be some things that we haven’t announced that come out later in the year when we go to give guidance for next year.
We’ll have more to come on that. We’ll read people as we get into the fourth quarter timeframe before we run into next year’s full-year guidance.
One game is definitely Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, briefly announced at E3 2018 and believed to be due for a full reveal at E3 2019.
From Respawn Entertainment comes a brand-new action adventure game which tells an original Star Wars™ story around a surviving Padawan set shortly after the events of Star Wars™: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith™. The game will be releasing Holiday 2019.
Barring major surprises, the other game could be a new entry in the franchise that made Respawn famous since its foundation, Titanfall. In August 2017, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella confirmed that the team was indeed working on more Titanfall.
As a reminder, Respawn Entertainment was acquired by Electronic Arts about a year ago. It’s now a wholly owned subsidiary of the publisher.