EA’s Next Fiscal Year Is An “Embarrassment of Riches” With Mass Effect, Battlefield & Mirror’s Edge
There’s still a few months to go in Fiscal Year 2016, but EA is already looking ahead to Fiscal Year 2017, with COO Peter Moore saying their lineup is an “embarrassment of riches.”
Speaking at the Credit Suisse Technology, Media, and Telecom Broker Conference, Moore talked about the games they plan to launch between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017:
Well it’s a little bit of an embarrassment of riches, particularly in FY17 which commences for us on April 1st,  in which we’ve got some of our core franchises: a new Battlefield coming up, a new Mass Effect title coming up. We actually kick off the year with Mirror’s Edge which we have pushed out of FY16 and into FY17 and we also have Mass Effect from our BioWare studio, Mass Effect Andromeda.
So one of the things we need to do – and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is shipping in Q4 of this year – is to merchandise, is to make sure that we don’t cannibalize. It’s a high class problem to have.
We don’t know if it’s Titanfall 2 or one of the mobile titles, but Moore did call out a “new Titanfall,” which may or may not be launching next fiscal year.
As for the FY17 games, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst was recently delayed to May 24, 2016, Mass Effect Andromeda is scheduled for holiday 2016, and the new Battlefield may be Battlefield 5. These are all in addition to the yearly sports franchise entries from EA, including FIFA, Madden, and NHL.
Which EA games do you plan on buying next year?