EA's latest earnings report is now out in the world, and there's plenty of news to get through.
First off, the company announced that Mass Effect: Andromeda won't - as some people optimistically hoped - launch this year. Instead, the game will launch towards the end of the first quarter of 2017. However, the game will show up at the publisher's EA Play press conference on June 12th. BioWare have published an update that states the game will introduce more freedom to players - giving them choices as to where they'll go, how they'll get there, and how they'll play - as well as introducing new and uncharted worlds.
Next up, Titanfall 2 will be launching in fiscal Q3 of 2016, which means it'll drop between October and the end of December this year. With the company already launching Battlefield 1 on October 21st, we imagine that EA will want to avoid a pile-up and will push Titanfall into late November/early December to catch the annual Christmas sales boost. But, will they want to go up against Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's November launch? Only time will tell.
In slightly more unexpected news, EA confirmed that they'll be releasing a sequel to Star Wars: Battlefront during 2017. It isn't listed as part of their fiscal year lineup, so it'll likely drop at some point after April - we'd imagine a good way after April in fact - next year. Battlefront 2 will contain content from "the new movies" - so we're guessing The Force Awakens and Rogue One will be the focus. The company went even further than that, suggesting that they'll "likely have one Star Wars title a year for the next three to four years" and that includes the 2018 release of a title in development with Visceral Games. The Uncharted series' former creative director Amy Hennig is the creative director on that one, with the company having formerly worked on Dead Space and Battlefield: Hardline. As for where Respawn's recent announcement of a new Star Wars game falls into the timeline, we don't know. It certainly seems a little early to suggest that the game they're working on will be the Battlefront sequel, so could their game not see the light of day until 2019?
Elsewhere, EA confirmed that they're the number one publisher of Xbox One titles - according to "internal estimates" - and that more than 54 million people played EA Sports titles on consoles this year, up 65 percent when compared to 2015.