During a recent talk at the UBS Global Technology Conference, Blake Jorgensen – the Chief Financial Officer for Electronic Arts – teased that EA’s newest studio, Motive, is currently working on a brand new franchise that is set to feature new and interesting gameplay.
“We have a team in Montreal that is building a brand new action franchise, probably for our Fiscal [Year] 2021 that also looks fantastic and very exciting.” said Jorgensen. “A new game, with a lot of new interesting gameplay that I don’t think anyone’s ever seen before.” Jorgensen also spoke about why EA is moving into the action game world, and why Jade Raymond’s team is the perfect team for the role.
“Action is clearly the place we’re missing the most, and the reason we’re building Anthem and the new title that Jade Raymond’s team at Motive is building in Montreal,” he said. “That’s the largest sector in gaming. It’s one we haven’t spent a lot of time in because we were so focused on sports and first-person shooters. We feel like there’s a huge opportunity there.”
Jorgensen went on to say that he believes the new action game from Motive has great potential to succeed thanks to the creative of the people on the team. He also said that the upcoming action game features ideas that “had never been thought of before.” While that is pretty exciting to think about, it remains to be seen exactly what he’s referring to, though I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of the game once it’s ready to be showcased.