EA re-commits to FY19 release timeline for Visceral Games' new action-based Star Wars game.
Long ago Electronic Arts confirmed Dead Space developer Visceral Games' new unnamed Star Wars game would release in 2018, and the company has reiterated that release timeline. In its Q1'17 earnings call, the company confirmed that Visceral's Star Wars project will be part of its Fiscal Year 2019 slate, which is held from April 2018 to March 2019. EA Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen hinted that its Star Wars games would coincide with major theatrical releases, and the new Han Solo anthology series is set to kick off in 2018.
The big headlining games for EA's FY2019 timeline will be the new Star Wars title as well as BioWare's massively ambitious new IP Anthem, the company confirmed in its earnings call. "As we continue to pioneer for our players, our portfolio will expand in FY19 and beyond. We will deliver stories that you're able to play, like the Star Wars action-adventure game being developed by the Visceral Games team. Anthem, our new IP from BioWare, will introduce a contiguous open world that is ever-changing and influenced by players, as they band together and support each other in their journeys," EA Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson said.