EA Talks PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio; Predicts 100 Million PS4+Xbox One Combined by End of 2017
During Electronic Arts’ financial conference call related to the quarter ended on September 30th, CEO Andrew Wilson and CFO Blake Jorgensen talked about Electronic Arts’ stance on the upcoming new consoles like PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio.
Wilson started by mentioning that Electronic Arts believes that the new consoles will add to the player value proposition:
“The audience for high quality games on HD consoles and PC continues to expand. We believe the new console options will add depth to the hardware cycle, growing installed base and to the player value proposition. The power of our FrostBite engine enables us to scour the platforms’ capabilities to deliver the experiences our players want.
From the groundbreaking gameplay of Battlefield 1 and FIFA 17, to Mass Effect Andromeda in stunning 4K, to extraordinary new VR experiences from our Labs teams across the spectrum of high end and lower-end devices, we’re pushing the boundaries in a multiplatform world.”
Jorgensen also added that the company is “extremely excited” about them, and that the gameplay quality is fantastic.
“About the new consoles, it’s a little early for us to know what the big impact will be of the new PlayStation and Xbox Models. We’re extremely excited about them. The gameplay quality is obviously fantastic. We think the consumer experience is going to be great on both of those consoles. “
He concluded that the company predicts eighty million units combined for PS4 and Xbox One models by the end of calendar year 2016, and a hundred million units by the end of next year.