EA CFO Blake Jorgensen reveals that the company has a new IP in the works, and hints that fans may see the new IP for the first time at E3 2016 next month.
In its most recent earnings report, Electronic Arts revealed that the company has enjoyed great success in the past fiscal year. Electronic Arts also confirmed when fans can expect to see a number of big games release within the next year or so, though EA’s slate seems to consist almost entirely of new entries in established franchises. However, those more interested in seeing something new from EA should tune in to the company’s presentation at E3 2016.
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen hinted that a new IP from EA could indeed be shown at E3. He said that people will see the new IP “probably coming up soon,” and with the property scheduled to release in 2017, it would make sense for EA to give it a proper unveiling at the EA Play E3 2016 presentation next month.
The new brand from EA could be just about anything, but we can make some educated guesses. Let’s start with which EA studios that we know are working on new IP at the moment. For one, we know that BioWare is working on a new game, but the company is currently busy with Mass Effect: Andromeda. With the next Mass Effect set to appear at E3 2016, it seems unlikely that BioWare would show another game at the event.
We also know that Jade Raymond’s Motive Studios at EA is working on a new IP. Jade Raymond previously worked on the Assassin’s Creed franchise for Ubisoft, and the new property from her studio is said to be similar to that series. In the past, EA has expressed a desire to enter the large open-world action game market, and the new IP from Motive Studios could help it do just that.
Having said that, work on Motive’s new IP began just last summer. That combined with Raymond also working on Visceral’s open world Star Wars game would lead one to believe that Motive’s new IP probably isn’t ready to reveal to the public yet in any major capacity. Perhaps the game will be announced with a brief teaser trailer, but it seems unlikely that any significant gameplay footage will be shown of the game at E3 2016.
Another possibility is that the new IP is from a studio other than BioWare or Motive. EA is constantly forging new partnerships with smaller studios, so it’s possible that an independent developer has been tapped to work on new project for the company. Whatever the case may be, hopefully we learn more about EA’s new intellectual property at E3 2016 next month.
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