Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s release date hasn’t arrived just yet, but EA has already confirmed its plans for another game set in a galaxy far, far away.
Speaking in the company’s latest earnings call, EA’s chief financial officer, Blake Jorgensen, confirmed a new Star Wars game is on the way, but it might not be for a while. “There’s some other Star Wars stuff that might drop into [financial year] ’22 or maybe even earlier, but more to come on that,” he said. Financial year 2022 runs from April 2021 through March 2022.
EA currently holds exclusive rights to make Star Wars video games, a licence the company has utilised with Fallen Order, Battlefront and Battlefront II, Galaxy of Heroes, and more. However, there are currently no more clues as to what form this next Star Wars game could take.
In the same call, Jorgensen confirmed the next Dragon Age is still in development, but again it might not arrive for quite a while. “You should assume that there’s Dragon Age out there, we’ve talked about it publicly that it’s in the works – it probably comes after fiscal 22,” he stated.
Elsewhere in EA’s earnings report, the publisher confirmed the cancellation of NBA Live 20, hinting that the next game in the series could grace next-generation consoles – a step that has traditionally benefitted the games’ PC versions, too.
EA also confirmed there will be no new Battlefield title next year. Instead, a new entry will arrive in financial year 2022 – so between April 2021 and March 2022. The company also revealed that Apex Legends has passed 70 million players, while The Sims franchise has made over $5 billion across its lifetime.
Finally, EA reiterated its commitment to live services across its selection of games and teased its “plans for new experiences that we’ve not yet announced for next year – new titles and new IP for multiple platforms.”