Electronic Arts gave traders an summary of its plans for the fiscal 12 months that runs by means of the tip of March 2021. The writer has 14 video games within the works. But it’s additionally nonetheless dedicated to its ongoing stay companies like Apex Legends, The Sims 4, and EA Access. To assist develop these companies, EA says it’s seeking to develop its presence even additional.

“This year we plan to grow our communities across new platforms and ways to play,” EA chief government officer Andrew Wilson mentioned. “Building on our announcement with Google Stadia last week, we plan to bring our games to more digital distribution channels. We’ll take our subscription service to a fourth platform in Steam.”

EA Access on Steam is among the keys for the corporate. This will expose the subscription plan — and its $5- and $15-per-month choices — to Steam’s thousands and thousands of day by day lively gamers.

What are EA’s new video games for the subsequent 12 months?

But whereas EA Access is an effective deal, it’s the brand new video games that most individuals are going to care about. And EA supplied some perception into its launch outlook for the subsequent 12 months.

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“We are planning to launch 14 new titles to players this fiscal year,” mentioned Wilson. “That includes four new EA Sports titles — FIFA, Madden, NHL, and one more unannounced sports game — all of which deliver on the mix of creativity, authenticity, and quality that sets EA Sports apart. … Our FY21 plans also include four more games drawing on the breadth of our IP, from Command & Conquer Remastered to unannounced games for our console and PC players. We’ll have more games from indie developers launching this year through EA Partners, and two new mobile titles leveraging top IP that we’ll bring to players worldwide.”

Here’s how that every one breaks down:

  1. Burnout Paradise Remastered (Nintendo Switch)
  2. Command & Conquer Remastered (PC)
  3. Medal of Honor VR
  4. FIFA 21
  5. Madden NFL 21
  6. NHL 21
  7. Unannounced sports activities sport
  8. An HD remake of an EA sport
  9. EA Partner sport
  10. EA Partner sport
  11. EA Partner sport
  12. EA Partner sport
  13. EA Mobile sport
  14. EA Mobile sport

This record doubtless doesn’t even signify each EA launch for fiscal 2021. For instance, EA will most likely launch Apex Legends on Steam, nevertheless it’s not together with that on this record.

And when Wilson says that EA is releasing 4 video games that draw on EA IP, he mentions Command & Conquer Remastered and “unannounced games.” One of these might be the unannounced HD remake, however the others aren’t Burnout Paradise Remastered or Medal of Honor VR. EA has already introduced these. So the corporate most likely nonetheless has some surprises in retailer — and possibly they’ll mimic the instant-release drop of Apex Legends.

EA on Nintendo Switch

In his ready remarks, Wilson spoke about plans to extend help for Switch.

“And we’re also planning to deliver for more Nintendo fans,” mentioned Wilson. “With multiple EA games set to launch on Nintendo Switch this year.”

One of these video games is Burnout Paradise Remastered. The different is probably going Apex Legends — though it’s potential the writer might have greater than that.

What about some surprises?

As for the remainder of the discharge slate, the cellular video games could possibly be something. And EA Partner video games are like Unravel and A Way Out. And we must always begin seeing extra about these on the firm’s EA Play occasion.

But what concerning the unannounced sports activities sport? Well, EA is just not accomplished with NBA Live. The writer is set to launch one thing that’s aggressive — even when meaning going free-to-play to undercut NBA 2K. But NBA Live most likely isn’t prepared. Instead, it is sensible for EA to place out one thing like a brand new UFC fighter.

Oh, and that HD remake of an EA sport is the Mass Effect Trilogy. Just don’t anticipate that to additionally launch on Switch — a minimum of not at first.