The following Star Wars recreation won’t come for a very long time far, distant
Although EA hasn’t introduced definitive plans for the way forward for its Star Wars video games and their releases, the corporate’s executives supplied some concept of when gamers would possibly anticipate Respawn’s upcoming motion recreation, in addition to the subsequent Star Wars Battlefront sequel.
Talking throughout right this moment’s EA Q3 2018 earnings name, EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson and CFO Blake Jorgensen mentioned the way forward for the corporate’s Star Wars video games. Particularly in regard to Respawn’s already introduced Star Wars recreation, Jorgensen stated, whereas EA has “not introduced our merchandise for fiscal [year 2020] but,” Respawn’s title “most certainly will drop in Fiscal 20 versus one other [Star Wars] Battlefront.”
Fiscal years are offset from the calendar yr. Fiscal 12 months 2020 wouldn’t kick in till April 1, 2019, with an finish on March 31, 2020. That fiscal yr can be the timeframe EA is projecting, although not essentially defining as precisely when Respawn’s Star Wars title could also be launched.
In response to Jorgensen, the corporate hasn’t “determined timing for the subsequent Battlefront but,” which might suggest, regardless of the bumpy road leading up to Star Wars Battlefront II’s launch, the corporate is transferring forward with that particular franchise inside the Star Wars universe.
EA first confirmed Repsawn’s work on a Star Wars game again in 2016, nevertheless little else has been revealed in regards to the recreation since then. Late final yr, EA acquired Respawn, which can also be engaged on a brand new Titanfall recreation. For our ideas on the Respawn buy, try IGN’s dialog on the subject beneath.
EA initially deliberate to release Visceral and Amy Hennig’s Star Wars game in its Fiscal 12 months 19, nevertheless following the closure of Visceral and EA Vancouver’s taking over of responsibilities on the title, that recreation was delayed out of its projected launch window.
Ought to the subsequent Star Wars Battlefront sequel not come till after Respawn’s title, meaning the corporate might not have a flagship Star Wars entry for Fiscal 12 months ’19.
EA is constant to replace Star Wars Battlefront II with new content material. EA revealed right this moment the sequel missed its unique gross sales expectations, and Battlefront II will soon see the return of microtransactions after the corporate decided to remove them ahead of the game’s launch.
Jonathon Dornbush is an Affiliate Editor for IGN. Discover him on Twitter @jmdornbush.