Just yesterday,a report surfaced that EA’s highly anticipated Anthem will be pushed back from its original fall 2018 release date, to sometime in “early 2019.”
While we still don’t know whether that report is true (chances are, it is), it seems the stock market doesn’t care much to EA’s dismay. Once news of the Anthem delay broke, EA’s stock has dropped 2.6 percent, which is not a good sign.
Given how EA survived the big Star Wars Battlefront II controversy last year, I’d say the company should go through this just fine. What might affect EA’s stock more is, how EA plans to slot in microtransactions into the game. We all know it’s happening, right? But let’s hope it’s not as offensive as Battlefront II’s original goal was.