Electronic Arts had a great deal of news about upcoming game launches in its recent earnings report, yet the most expected title is likely the 2016 release of Mirror’s Edge.
Andrew Wilson, EA’s CEO, confirmed that the game will arrive in spring 2016 “to revolutionize the action-adventure genre with its shocking first-person gameplay.”
Mirror’s Edge, reported at E3 in 2013, is a follow-up to 2008’s famous parkour game. Little has been said about the title in the two years since, however EA recommended at the time that the following Mirror’s Edge could serve as a kind of prequel.
Wilson additionally talked up the new Need for Speed and Plants vs. Zombies titles and teased “some other unannounced games,” details of which we’ll probably hear about at E3 next month.
As for existing franchises, sports fans can expect the 2016 versions of FIFA (console and PC), Madden NFL (support), and NHL (console) throughout the summer and fall, and additionally the Rory McIlroy PGA Tour title and NBA Live 16.
Star Wars lovers, then, can supplement their big-screen viewing this winter with Star Wars Battlefront, a high-def action shooter.
“I would say as it stands right now, we feel, great about the trajectory and the velocity of the development team” behind Star Wars Battlefront, Wilson said. “They’re building on the core engine that has launched a number of products, including Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, all of which have been awesome properties. Furthermore, they’re a tried and tested development team who have very, very clear focus and understanding of the kind of game they’re making.”
More details about that will likewise be uncovered at E3, he said.
Something we likely won’t hear about anytime soon is the Titanfall follow-up. “In terms of Titanfall, you should expect that that is not in fiscal 2016. It’s more likely in fiscal 2017,” said Blake Jorgensen, EA CFO.
Source : PC Magazine