EA will announce a “major” Frostbite 3 game at E3 — What do you think it is?
During a post-earnings conference call last night, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that the publisher has a “major new game” to announce that’s powered by Frostbite 3 and developed by “some of our most talented teams.” Frostbite 3 is EA’s proprietary engine that powers games like Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals.
What could it be? We won’t have to wait too long to find out, as Wilson said in prepared remarks that the game will be announced next month at E3. This game is scheduled for release in the third quarter of this year, and it appears EA has high hopes for it.
“If you don’t have a Battlefield in a year, you’ve got a hole there that you have to fill,” EA CFO Blake Jorgensen told investors (via Metro). “The way we’re filling that hole is essentially new titles along the lines of FIFA: World Cup, UFC, a golf game, The Sims, and Dragon Age. I would say that fills about two-thirds of the hole and the rest of the hole we would assume is being filled by this new, unannounced game.”
Jorgensen went on to say that EA is “highly conscious” that this game will need to be compelling if it is to succeed against other major titles in the busy holiday period. He added that when you see this game at E3, you’ll be convinced that it’s a unique offering.
Also during EA E3 2014’s press conference, Wilson said the company plans to not only talk about previously announced titles, but also “unveil details on at least six new projects in development at EA.” None of these were specified.
“Over the next few years, we will deliver some epic new entertainment experiences to our players, built on a foundation of creativity and innovation,” Wilson said. “I’m looking forward to sharing a lot more with our gamers in just a few short weeks.”
EA’s E3 2014 press conference, which it is calling “EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview,” takes place Monday, June 9 starting at 12 p.m. PDT. It will be held at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and should last for about 60 minutes. GameSpot will bring you all the news as it happens.