EA made a lot of headlines this week, fresh off the news that the publisher had signed a multi-year deal with Disney to publish all future Star Wars titles, the company announced its future plans for E3 2013.
The real details came from Frank Gibeau himself, the current president of EA Labels, who talked about E3 2013 and EA’s plans for the next generation of consoles. As of right now DICE, Bioware and EA Sports are scheduled to make announcements. DICE has Battlefield 4, but Bioware is sort of a wild-card at this point. Gibeau stated the company is “under a non-disclosure agreement with our platform partners” when it comes to next-generation discussions but he did say that EA is “planning a full reveal at E3 including more next generation titles in development for FY14.”
Gibeau then added “This will include breakthroughs in graphics and gameplay for some of our biggest franchises including Battlefield, FIFA, Madden, NBA LIVE, and Need for Speed. We plan to unveil new titles from EA SPORTS, Bioware, and DICE and a first look at some brand new games.” Gibeau later stated that there will be announcements concerning the “accomplishment by the teams that built the development engines for our next generation of games. Frostbite3 engineered at DICE, and a brand new engine from EA SPORTS.” All of the engines that Gibeau is referring to are “fully functional right now and powering the games you’ll see at E3 in June.”
In total there will be 11 titles for consoles and PC for the fiscal year ending in March 2014. In this time frame, EA has stated that no Star Wars titles will launch. This only spells further doom for ‘Star Wars 1313’.