While we already know that Respawn Entertainment is hard at work on a game based on the Star Wars IP, could the studio be releasing more than one game in 2019? In EA’s quarterly financials earnings call, Andrew Wilson talked about EA’s current and upcoming games, and mentions how Respawn has games (with an S!) that are slated to launch by next holiday season.
Across multiple studios, we have new projects underway, including games from Respawn that are slated to launch by next holiday season. – Andrew Wilson
In the same earnings call, Ryan Gee of Barclays Capital Inc. asked for a clarification about Respawn and whether we should expect games — as in plural from Respawn in the coming year!
Ryan Gee – Barclays Capital, Inc.
Okay great, and then just a quick clarification. It’s been a couple years since Respawn has done anything with its flagship Titanfall franchise, but I’m not sure if I heard that correctly. It sounded like we should expect games, plural, from Respawn I suppose next year. Did I hear that correctly? I know that you revealed Star Wars 2 at E3, but is there anything else that we should be aware of?
Blake Jorgensen, EA’s Chief Operating Officer, answered the question and said that we should consider that line by Andrew Wilson as “a little Easter egg.”
Blake J. Jorgensen – Electronic Arts, Inc.
So you weren’t coming through very loud. But I think I got what you said, which is you heard Andrew use a plural when he said games from Respawn. Just consider that a little Easter egg left in the earnings call for you. We’ll announce more when we get there. But clearly we’ve got a lot of things working with all of our studios, and you should assume that there will be some things that we haven’t announced that come out later in the year when we go to give guidance for next year.
Could EA also mean Titanfall 3 is set to be announced soon? As a huge fan of the franchise, I sure hope so. If not Titanfall 3, maybe a new game, then? Or Wilson might just have misspoke and the studio is only working on just the Star Wars game, but there is Jorgensen’s little “Easter egg” comment, so make of that what you will. Speculate in the comments below.
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