FIFA 21: EA confirms release plans, despite pandemic uncertainty | JoyFreak

FIFA 21: EA confirms release plans, despite pandemic uncertainty

Aries

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Both FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 are planned for release during EA’s second fiscal quarter, which runs from July until September.

In addition, the company plans to announce another EA Sports title, an additional EA HD title, four EA Partners titles and two mobile soft-launches, the company said in its financial results on Tuesday.

EA said its release plans were subject to possible further disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, or potential postponements or cancellations of sports seasons and sporting events.

CFO Blake Jorgensen said on Tuesday that while EA was being cautious around what could develop with the sports leagues, it had seen positive engagement from fans even in their absence.

“We know today people are engaging with sports because that’s what they love to do. If you are a sports fan, it doesn’t stop,” he said. “And so the only way they’re getting their sports engagement is through our games, and that’s a huge benefit for us.

“But we don’t know – because there’s no precedent on this – what happens long term if any of the sports seasons get delayed any further. But we do believe that everything we’re seeing now, particularly in esports, is that we can be a huge factor in helping people socialise and do what they love around the sports they love.”

EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson echoed Jorgensen’s comments on a cautious approach but added that he felt “we have a long history of creating spectacular sports content that’s not directly dependent or reliant on the real world of sports.”

EA confirmed on Tuesday that virtually all of its global workforce has shifted to remote working.

 

Nova

Member
EA does not work anything serious on their new games it seems. Last year they seem to be just copy pasting old code and adding the new character designs at the most. So not much of innovation on their side is what I have noticed.
 

thekingowl

Member
They can simply copy FIFA 20, make the player transfers and that's it. Maybe I'll improve the gameplay a bit and especially the headers haha I'm being a disaster in the head-goal attempts at FIFA 20.
 

Nova

Member
They can simply copy FIFA 20, make the player transfers and that's it. Maybe I'll improve the gameplay a bit and especially the headers haha I'm being a disaster in the head-goal attempts at FIFA 20.
Yeah pretty much that. I remember their even the cricket was kind of copy paste. Nothing new added. And in fact they at the most improve the AI. But overall I think nothing new from them.
 

ARx182

Member
Like has been said above, don’t be surprised if FIFA 21 is simply FIFA 20 with updated transfers. Trademark EA move. That being said, playing the new FIFA every September is an obsession and I will still buy it only to stop playing in November like every year.
 

Alexander.

Member
EA doesn't seem to be working anything meaningful on their new games. The year before 2020, they seem to be only rewriting old code from previous game releases, and introducing fresh character concepts at best. As such there isn't much development on their end of the spectrum that I've realised.
 

Paladin

Paradox of Nothingness
Moderator
It's EA. If they want to pump out the same content year after year, the same game with a new coat of paint, I don't really care what they want to do.
At this point, I doubt they could make any original games.
 
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