The latest financial reports indicate that Electronic Arts (EA) is planning a remake for early 2023. It is not clear which franchise this is. Now let the wishing and speculating begin!
Electronic Arts presented its latest financial results and also provided an outlook for the company’s fourth fiscal quarter. It states what investors can expect until the end of the fiscal year (March 31, 2023).
The reports list a “Major IP,” a “Partner Title,” a “Remake,” and a “Sport Title” for the final quarter. A new EA Sports PGA Tour is also to come, but that is already known. Now the guesswork begins, which could be the unknown titles. Let’s take a look at what is known so far.
Apex Legends Mobile will be released this month and another Formula 1 game, F1 22, is scheduled to appear in July. A new FIFA and Madden NFL are slated for Q2, which is unsurprising.
The third quarter ends on December 31st, by which time a new NHL hockey game and a new Need for Speed should be released. Incidentally, just a few days ago “The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth” was announced as a free-to-play RPG, which is also scheduled to be released during the current fiscal year.
That leaves only the fourth quarter. The already-announced remake of Dead Space is also scheduled for release in spring 2023. The teased remake seems to be something else though.
The “Partner Title” is rumored to be about Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order 2, which was announced in late 2022. The “sports title” may be a new NBA game.
That leaves only the new “Major IP” and “Remake” which we have no idea about yet. Personally, I’m hoping for a really nice remake of Dragon Age 1, but that’s just my wish. “Major IP” could be the upcoming part of Mass Effect, which has been in development for some time.
Oh yes: EA has also announced some exciting details. In the last fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2022, the number of online gamers grew by a full 16 percent to over 580 million. This includes 150 million FIFA accounts. In addition, the long-standing partnership with FIFA is to end and EA will then produce the sports game without the rights from 2023.