EA's CEO Andrew Wilson recently spoke at a shareholders meeting about the company and their games both in the last fiscal year and moving forward and, on top of revealing that Star Wars Battlefront II will contain three times the content of the original, he also said that Bioware's upcoming new IP will be delayed until 2019. He also, in a way, confirmed that the new IP is some sort of online experience.
"As part of our creative process, and I get to be involved in that creative process, we recognised that there was so much more opportunity in a connective, networked, social world to do some things in the new BioWare game that had never been done before, and that we don't think anyone is going to do anytime soon," he explained. "But by virtue of our network, our cross-platform presence, and our scale, we think we can do that. And we chose to give the team some more time to deliver against that innovation because we believe players are looking for the kinds of things that we plan to put into that game."
"We are very pleased with the progress of our new action IP from Bioware. The design is stunning, gameplay mechanics are excellent, and the action will be exhilarating. The game is built around a live service, and to upgrade our process, we've decided to add more to the disruptive new social design for our players. To accommodate that, we are moving our launch date for this project into fiscal year '19."
What do you hope to see from this new IP?
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