EA focusing on next-gen consoles; new Need for Speed and Dead Space games in the works
EA announced during a recent investor call that its "digital revenue" made during its fourth fiscal quarter totals at over $1.2 billion a huge 47 percent year-over-year growth. This can be credited to the increase of full game downloads of games like Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3, the success of EA's Origin and Play4Free services, and the acquisition of PopCap, the developer of the highly popular Bejeweled series.
Aside from revealing their growing focus on digital distribution, EA also let it be known that it has invested a good chuck of its money, amounting to $80 million, on game development for next generation (or, as EA refers to them, "Gen4") consoles.
Additionally, the publisher announced that it would be releasing a new Need for Speed title this fall for consoles, PC, and mobile platforms, and that a new entry in the Dead Space franchise would be released before the end of EA's fiscal year on March 31, 2013. No other details regarding that title were revealed.
It probably won't be long before we learn something, though, if an EA spokesperson is to be believed. "There's no further information today but watch for several big product announcements from EA at E3 in June," the spokesperson said.
And E3's less than a month away now. See, there's nothing to worry about.
Source: EA press release
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