Electronic Arts mentioned in its earnings launch that FIFA 20 topped 25 million gamers whereas Madden reached its highest engagement ever.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson mentioned in an announcement that he was humbled to see folks world wide connecting by video games throughout this “unprecedented period,” however he didn’t particularly say that the large numbers have been associated to the pandemic.
Clearly, nevertheless, with no sports activities to observe on tv, many sports activities followers are enjoying video video games as an alternative.
During the quarter, EA launched its “Stay Home, Play Together” initiative to carry our gamers collectively when bodily distancing is maintaining” folks aside.
Overall, greater than 100 million gamers have interaction globally with the FIFA franchise, mentioned Wilson in the course of the analyst convention name. He mentioned that FIFA Online additionally continues its momentum in Asia, considerably outperforming expectations.
Wilson mentioned that 4 new EA Sports titles are coming within the present fiscal 12 months that ends March 31, 2021. Those embrace new variations of FIFA, Madden, NHL, and an unannounced sports activities recreation.