EA will “continue to invest” in Mass Effect, Dead Space “a way out yet”


It seems the remasters of the Mass Effect trilogy have gone down rather well and EA have more plans for the franchise. During an earnings call they had this to say about Mass Effect and Star Wars.

There is enduring power to the franchisees and IP that we are building. The launch of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, the remaster of the first 3 Mass Effect games, reignited the passion of fans around the world, driving sales performance well above our expectations. Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order coming to the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 was also a moment for new and returning players to jump into that amazing game. We’re continuing to invest in both of these franchises as well as more of our amazing IP.

Blake Jorgensen, COO & CFO of EA, explained that the Mass Effect trilogy had outperformed sales expectations, as had co-op adventure It Takes Two. He also revealed that digital sales amount to 58% of all their games sold, rather less than those of Take-Two who were at almost 75%.


The Dead Space remake won’t be launching anytime soon, “There’s no lot more I can share about that. It’s a little ways out yet, but the studio has taken it on,” commented Andrew Wilson, CEO & Director. “I would close on that point by saying it was one of the most demanded titles for us, maybe just after Skate, which we’ve also announced we’re bringing back, and the response was very positive to the announcement that we’re back in development,” he added.

Blake also states that next year will see “new franchises across our business” and those include “existing franchises that we will bring back” so we may be getting another remaster or reboot.

The rest of the call was taken up with discussions on the various sports franchises EA run, with lots of chat about how FIFA Ultimate Team is a cash cow and how they are going to wrangle even more cash out of people.

Source: Seeking Alpha

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