Battlefield 2042 positioned as one of EA’s biggest games – outside of FIFA – in 2021; is expected to be the main highlight for the third quarter of the company’s fiscal year. Well, now the results of that phase are gone, and it doesn’t look good.
As part of its fiscal 2022 Q3 earnings call – the three months ending December 31 – EA shed some light on sales for Battlefield 2042, as well as many of its other major products. The publisher actually doesn’t mention DICE’s shooter in its earnings press release or highlight press release. It wasn’t until the actual call that EA executives confirmed what everyone had suspected.
“We encountered a challenge in Q3 because the launch of Battlefield 2042 did not meet expectations,” said Wilson. Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen called the game’s sales “disappointing,” saying it was “a tough Battlefield launch.” Neither has released actual sales figures against the 12 million target EA has set for the quarter.
Wilson added: “Developing this game with our teams working from home for almost two years has ultimately proven to be challenging.
Wilson called some of the performance issues players encountered at launch “unforeseen”, adding that some design decisions made during development “wasn’t right for everyone.” people in our community.” However, the company will continue to work on Battlefield 2042, with more major updates in the works.
Wilson also addressed the recent announcement that the first piece of content is being delayed until summer, though his statement just echoes what DICE has told fans. However, the delay caused EA to lower its net booking expectation for the full fiscal year to $100 million.
“We’re committed to turning Battlefield around and building a sustainable live service, even if some of the actions we’re taking, such as moving the First Season to 2023, affect pre-orders. net in the short term,” explains Jorgensen.
EA took several calls to assure investors that the rest of their portfolio was more than just making up for the failures of Battlefield 2042 and downplaying the effects of the game’s failure. for its growth, both this financial year and next.
Despite the failure of Battlefield 2042, EA actually had the biggest quarter in its history. More specifically, net bookings and overall profit both increased, thanks in large part to the support of FIFA, Madden, and Apex Legends, as well as their associated microtransaction sales.
https://www.vg247.com/battlefield-2042-sales-letdown-dissapointment-ea-q3 Battlefield 2042 dropped from EA’s Q3 earnings after falling short of expectations