So for us, we don't put anything in the game unless we think it fits and makes the game better'. As it pertains to EA's third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2018, the numbers are down from what the publisher was expecting, due in part to Battlefield V under performing.
Respawn Entertainment and EA's newest battle royale shooter Apex Legends has only been out since Monday, yet it's already seen some incredibly high player counts. The publisher is also gearing up to launch Anthem, and will continue to lean on its tried-and-true Federation Internationale de Football Association franchise.
According to COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen, FIFA is still performing well despite the other franchises falling. "Elsewhere in the business, we're making adjustments to improve execution and we're refocusing R&D". EA wanted Battlefield V to sell around 8.3 million units but only ended up around 7.3 million.
Despite the launch of the great battle royale shooter Apex Legends, EA have had a pretty bad week. Granted, the fact that it is free-to-play coupled with the novelty of a new battle-royale title set in the Titanfall universe probably had many people wanting to at least check it out. He also pointed to the game's holiday launch.
As cross-play becomes more prevalent, it will likely be a more utilized feature.
All indications point to this mysterious entry being a spin-off with new mechanics, however the emphasis on "premium" from Wilson indicates that it will carry the Titanfall name unlike Apex Legends. As MarketWatch observed, EA shares suffered their worst single day decline in over a decade, plunging 13.3 per cent on weak performance.