Despite Battlefield 2042’s fiasco as the company’s first-person shooter fell to dangerously low levels in late April, Electronic Arts is still looking to the future.
As revealed in a PDF presentation ahead of the company’s fourth-quarter 2022 earnings call, Electronic Arts has quite a few launches planned for this year. The first is F1 2022 Q1 with FIFA 2023 and Madden NFL 2023 scheduled for Q2 with Need for Speed next as well as upcoming NHL games in Q3 2022. However, the most interesting part is the games included under Q4 Which will run from January to March 2023.
According to the list, EA has at least five games that it has not “publicly disclosed,” namely:
- PGA Tour
- Main IP
- Partner’s title
- sports title
It’s easy to assume that EA is talking about the remake of Dead Space, but this game is no longer a secret after EA announced the game last year. Oddly enough, EA didn’t mention the Dead Space edition at all in the presentation after it was pushed back to Q4 2022. Does that mean the remake of Dead Space will be subject to another delay? We’ll have to wait until we get close to the current release window to find out.
Moving forward, it is highly unlikely that EA will refer to Dragon Age 4 and Mass Effect 5 as either the main IP list. Both are under active development and very high exposure. Our guess is that the main IP is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2, which will be released in late 2022 after the rumors were revealed in the next few weeks. If this is the case, the Partner title could be another Star Wars shooter that Respawn Entertainment is working on.
This leaves us with a remake and sports title. We know it’s security thinking, but we hope EA will remake the first Command and Conquer game. Without a major competitor from AAA, EA’s real-time strategy franchise could earn a second lease on life with a rework on all modern platforms.
In the end, the only ones who know EA’s plans are the ones running the show. With the cancellation of EA Play 2022, we’re at the mercy of when EA decides to reveal its upcoming games. It might happen sooner or later, we’ll never know.
Speaking of EA, the company has finally confirmed that it will cut ties with FIFA and will rename its soccer games to the EA Sports FC series starting in 2023.