08 Feb

Earlier today, EA released a fiscal statement covering the third quarter of the financial year 2010, running from October 2009 through December 2009, that revealed the release window for seven IPs. Following major titles such as Dante’s Inferno and Dragon Age: Origins – Awakenings, both of which will still officially be released in the current financial year, EA will release Realtime Worlds’ MMO-shooter APB and Medal of Honor, currently under development by EA Los Angeles, in Q2 of the financial year (FY) 2011. This period runs from July until September 2010.

During FY Q3, which runs from October until December 2010, EA will release Crysis 2 as well as a currently unannounced instalment in the Need for Speed-series. Crysis 2 is currently in development for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 at Crytek Frankfurt, and will be set in New York city three years after the events of the original Crysis.

Lastly, Q4 of the financial year 2011, running from January 2011 until March, will see the release of Dead Space 2, an unannounced title in the Dragon Age series, a currently unnamed game being developed in cooperation with Epic Games and a unspecified action title that will be available for download. It is currently unclear whether the unspecified action title will only be available as a downloadable title. The title that is being developed in cooperation with Epic Games is rumored to be known as Bulletstorm and is being developed by Epic-owned studio People Can Fly. The currently unspecified Dragon Age title will be released for PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and handhelds platforms.

The statement did not provide any information on possible high-profile games for the Nintendo Wii.

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  1. EA has been in an expansion/DLC craze. Why not too? It’s cost effective relative to initial development and seems to be steaming in healthy profits.

    I saw some talk about a Black Hole gun for ME2… how could I have missed that? Turns out I didn’t miss it in the game because it was never there. It was a “pre-order” bonus from GameStop /shakes fist.

    It’s sounding like it’s going to be Dragon Age 2 next spring (with a reworking of the DA engine to increase graphical performance substantially).

    It also seems as if there will be a Mass Effect 2 expansion pack next year. Heck they already have a Dragon Age expansion pack about to release under six months after the main game was first launched. That’s very rare for a AAA RPG title such as DA… though I can see how it’s possible given how long DA was in development. Remember it was announced at E3… in 2004.

    I mention ME2 because (EA spokesperson Jeff Brown, who told us, “Both Dragon Age and Mass Effect are referenced in the FY11 SKU plan. That’s all I can tell you for now.”) – via Joystiq.

    Mass Effect related content will be pumping out quicker too because there’s a completely new studio working with Edmonton that wasn’t there to assist with the first game (BioWare Montreal). I’d wager than Montreal is largely working on the DLC and expansion pack while Edmonton focuses on ME3. That’s just a guess though.

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