A brand new Need for Speed and Battlefield sport will arrive subsequent yr, Electronic Arts CEO and director Andrew Wilson has revealed. During EA’s quarterly earnings name final week, Wilson stated that the gaming big will launch “at least six new games” on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X in the subsequent monetary yr: April 2021 – March 2022. This contains new titles in the Need for Speed, Battlefield, and FIFA. While the Battlefield sport has a “Holiday 2021” launch window, Need for Speed has a broader “FY ’22” one, although count on it to be round November 2021 given all previous titles have achieved so going again to 2011.
“We plan to launch at least 6 new games on the next-gen consoles in FY ’22,” Wilson stated throughout Electronic Arts’ Q2 2021 earnings name on Thursday. “These will include a new Need for Speed game that is bringing some astounding visual leaps developed by the Criterion team who have launched some of the most highly rated games in franchise history.”
Criterion Games’ return to Need for Speed after eight years is promising, for the British developer greatest identified for Burnout was accountable for the racing sport sequence’ resurgence in 2010 with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (re-released final week as a remaster for PS4 and Xbox One). Criterion was additionally on hand for 2012’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted but it surely had since taken a backseat with Sweden’s Ghost Games — now again to being referred to as EA Gothenburg and an engineering assist studio — growing 4 lacklustre titles between 2013 and 2019.
The Battlefield video games have been on far more strong footing with fellow Swedish developer EA DICE, because the studio has delivered the World War I-based Battlefield 1 and World War II-based Battlefield V, alongside 10 expansions for the 2 video games put collectively. DICE is already deep into improvement on the subsequent as-yet untitled Battlefield sport, the EA CEO famous.
“DICE is creating our next Battlefield game with never-before-seen scale,” Wilson stated. “The technical advancements of the new consoles are allowing the team to deliver a true next-gen vision for the franchise. We have hands-on play testing underway internally, and the team has been getting very positive feedback on the game as we’ve begun to engage our community. The next Battlefield is set to launch in holiday 2021, we’re excited to share a lot more about the game in the spring.”
New Need for Speed and Battlefield titles will launch in late 2021.