In a financial conference call, EA Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen announced that Anthem will release in March 2019.
For more on Anthem, here’s everything we know on the game.
Jorgensen specifically says that “the game will be shipped in the last quarter of the year, and in the last month of that quarter”, which is next March. Due to this late release in the fiscal year and Anthem being new IP, the publishers are being conservative about their estimates. “We're very excited about the game. It's extremely unique, and I think players are going to really enjoy playing it, but we're careful not to put too large of a forecast in there”.
CEO Andrew Wilson then lays on the hype, adding that EA are “deeply excited to launch this brand new franchise” calling the game “stunning and ambitious”, a “fundamentally social experience”, with an “epic and beautiful environment that constantly evolves around players”. Dear me.
He also notes that the publishers “will open new ways for fans to join the community and play early, enabling us to shape and refine the game with their input and feedback”. He may be referring to public beta tests, which have been confirmed previously, or their EA/Origin Access programme.
Elsewhere in the conference call, Wilson also confirms that the next Battlefield will have a single-player story campaign, which is something their main competitors Activision might not be including with this year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.