During the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Global Technology Conference, Electronic Arts Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen talked about future games coming from the company in 2018 and beyond.
Jorgensen mentioned that while he cannot talk specifics about 2018, it will be another “pretty robust year” and Electronic Arts is “pretty excited about some of the titles they have in process” and all of the franchises they’re working with.
That said, he also specified that the business is becoming less about specific titles, and more about a consistent revenue model with additional content bleeding into the following year, and continued purchases.
According to Jorgensen, the publisher is “very comfortable with how 2018, 2019 and 2020 look” and has some great titles in the works today that will be announced soon, and that we might see something “maybe even a little at E3.”
Jorgensen also explained that Electronic Arts is investing today in titles from three to five years into the future. And that “20 to 30% or maybe even higher” of the company’s research and development costs (which are about 21-22% of its revenue) is on new IPs. Part of those new IP investment is “around the action genre,” with one or two new franchises in the next three to five years.