Previously, we heard that EA is planning to sell their games on Steam. This news popped up after EA teased a hint on their Twitter. The news looks very promising, thus hope for the best.
Apart from EA & Steam being partners, EA sees a lot of potential in Apex. They are not degrading Titanfall 3, but Apex’s future is very important now. In an interview, EA official said that Titanfall 3 has it’s own value and name, additionally, it won’t be abandoned.
“We really want to keep the team hyper-focused on [Apex Legends] because we see there’s so much opportunity there, so I can’t give you a sense of if and when [Titanfall 3] will come, but it’s still a great brand and we certainly won’t forget about it down the road,” EA COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen said on the earnings call.
EA also has a plan for Apex, which will make it one of the best games in the Long run. Additionally, EA also praised Respawn plans for the future. Furthermore, EA official said that they want Apex to grow more, despite Apex reaching a player base of 70 million.
We view [Apex Legends] as an annual shooter franchise effectively and we’re trying to build that as a 10-year business,” Jorgensen said. “We’re very excited about the roadmap that the Respawn team has put in place.” EA expressed interest in providing further support to Apex Legends in 2020, citing the game reached a playerbase of 70 million in the last quarter.
Apart from Titanfall 3, EA is also happy with how their current games performed. They plan on doubling their live services.
“The strong results this quarter illustrate the power of our live services and our core franchises,” Jorgensen said in a press release. “Strength in Ultimate Team, The Sims 4, and FIFA Online drove live services performance above our expectations. Looking ahead, we are doubling down on live services combined with our core franchises. We’re investing in games that people play for longer and engage with much more deeply. This focus will continue to drive growth and profitability for the company through the remainder of this year and beyond.”
This is a great step by EA, they are not just rushing to release games, but they are also focusing on the current games. We saw how Ubisoft failed to keep their new titles up to their name. Apart from new and current games, EA is going to take a huge step when they will team up with Steam to improve their sales. This sort of vision and planning can take EA one step (ahead) of its competitors.
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