Publisher and all-around consumer of development studios Electronic Arts released its quarterly results yesterday. Other than stating its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, of which has caused many delays, EA gave us a glimpse at what’s coming next. There will be plenty of EA-published games coming in the 2021 fiscal year (which began last month). Four of which have yet to be announced, and on looks to be another remaster that’s not Command & Conquer.
No doubt EA recognized the fan appeal of remastered classics. Command & Conquer Remastered Collection has been hotly anticipated. EA has reciprocated the interest with screenshots, returning voice actors, and a full trailer showing all the swanky upgrades to the 25-year-old franchise. In yesterday’s earning call, EA listed both C&C and Burnout Paradise Remastered as part of the Quarter 1 (January-April) release window for 2021. But is that all from the Star Wars publisher? No, there is another.
Along with the aforementioned two games, EA is prepping a third. The report calls it “an additional HD title,” which lacks some fanfare. However, we believe the publisher may reveal another remastered game this year or early next. Our sister site Destructoid is clearly jonesing for a remastered collection of Mass Effect. And that honestly sounds good to me. But I wouldn’t turn down a remastered collection of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, either.
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Beyond the possible remaster, EA is planning on publishing more games. The fiscal report mentions four games will be published by the EA Partners label, but they haven’t been announced yet. I imagine the original plan was to put them under the spotlight during E3 this year. But since the event has been canceled, EA will instead announce the games “over the coming months,” along with a game under its EA Sports umbrella.
Check the link for the entire EA fiscal report, if you enjoy things like numbers and bar charts.