Electronic Arts Announces Release Windows for Main Games; Anthem Confirmed for Q4

Electronic Arts announces the quarters in which the new FIFA, Madden, NHL, NBA Live, Battlefield, and Anthem will be released.

May 8, 2018

As part of its presentation for investors related to the end of fiscal year 2018, Electronic Arts announced the release windows of its main games for the current fiscal year, which will end on March 31st, 2018.

As you can see in the table below, in the second quarter, which spans the summer months from July 1st to September 30th, we’ll get all of the game’s main sports titles, including FIFA, Madden, NHL, and NBA Live. Among them, FIFA 19 is the only game that will see a PC release, while the rest will come only for consoles. It’ll be interesting to see which ones will land on Switch, but no information was provided about this.

The third quarter, between October 1st and December 31st, we get the return of the Battlefield franchise with a new game, while BioWare’s Anthem is confirmed for the fourth quarter, which will extend from January 1st, 2019, to March 31st.

We also get the forecast for the full current fiscal year, which is significantly higher year-on-year both in net revenue and net income compared to the results for FY2018 announced today. Evidently, the publisher expects its business to keep growing. We also notice that Electronic Art predicts that packaged games will keep declining, while digital sales will keep increasing in performance.

Update: during the following conference call, CFO Blake Jorgensen announced that Anthem will release in March 2019. It’ll come for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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