Electronic Arts offered investors a sneak peek at what it has in store for 2023, including a planned “major IP” as well as an unannounced “remake,” during its earnings report today.
A slide on EA’s Q4 2022 earnings presentation provides a look at the releases for the next four months, with F1 22 in Q1, FIFA and Madden NFL in Q2, and Need for Speed and NHL in Q3. In the fourth quarter, covering January through March 2023, we get a named franchise: PGA Tour. But we also see four big, tantalizing unknowns:
- Main IP
- partner title
- Make new
- sports title
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It is not clear now exactly what these four are. The “remake” brings to mind the well-known Dead Space remake, but that’s unlikely to be the case. EA both mention in a footnote that all four games “haven’t been publicly announced yet,” and Dead Space was officially announced last year. So it looks like we’re going to get a second remake of something in 2023.
For the main IP, it’s possible we’re looking at the next Dragon Age or Mass Effect game, both of which are currently in development but haven’t yet received full public announcements with titles and fanfare. It’s worth noting that in the slide below, EA lists “New Studios” in the Seattle area working on an “unannounced open-world action-adventure game,” which is another possible candidate for whatever that is. Additionally, Motive has an “unannounced IP” under its banner alongside Dead Space.
As for the other two, one possible guess for the sports title is that we’re finally seeing the fruits of EA’s announced return to EA Sports College Football, as no title has been officially announced yet – all we know is that they’re working on it. The partner title, meanwhile, is unclear – maybe another game for the label EA Originals? Maybe another adventure by Josef Fares?
Recently, IGN broke down every EA game known to be currently in development, a list that might provide other clues as to what those four games are. Whatever the case, EA looks set to have a busy quarter as we head into next year.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.
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