Riccitiello: EA to announce “very exciting” FPS entry “later in the year”

Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 07:09 GMT By Johnny Cullen

EA CEO John Riccitiello has said that it’s to announce a “very exciting” FPS title it has on its books “later” this year.

Speaking in the publisher’s Q3 financial call last night, Riccitiello was answering a Medal of Honor-related question when, after discussing EA’s current and future FPS line-up, he dropped the heavy hint at the end.

“I’ve been saying that it’s our long-term goal to take back the first-person shooter category leadership. We made strong progress in calendar ’10 over calendar ’09,” he said.

“This year, with the trail end of Battlefield Bad Company 2 still doing well, Medal of Honor doing well, Crysis [2] and Bulletstorm, we’re clearly going to make more progress on our goal, and that’s before we get to what I think is going to be a very exciting entry later in the year that we’re not yet announcing.”

Riccitiello didn’t drop any hints as to what it could be, but it’s probable that it’s going to be Battlefield 3: something the exec has said will be out within the final six months of 2011.

The DICE shooter is due to be formally revealed at GDC on March 1 as part of an EA Partners press conference.



  1. Razor

    T’would be amazing if it was Modern Warfare 3.

    We can dream, though.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    @1 That is owned by Activision?

    Bring BATTLEFIELD 3!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Crysis

    I think i would enjoy a direct Battlefield sequel, I really didn’t enjoy the Bad Company spin offs. Make it more simmy, like a new Joint Ops :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Razor

    Remember the legal wrangling going on between West/Zampella and Acti over the rights, amongst other things though.

    If West/Zampella suddenly ended up with the Modern Warfare rights, it would be amazing.

    But, probably ain’t gonna happen.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    It would be the news to end all news, tbh.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    I think we may be seeing the Respawn game sooner than you think.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Razor

    Pat clued in then? :)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. back_up

    what does EA has to do with crysis and bulletstorm

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    ^ They’re publishing them.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. loki

    Another COD killer, another mediocre

    #10 4 years ago
  11. back_up

    @9: but they will never earn much money from them because it’s not made by their own studios compared to money owned by BC2 and MOH which is made by own EA studios

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Ofcourse they’ll earn mnoey from them. You think EA would publish the games out of the goodness of their hearts alone? They get a percentage.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Redh3lix

    I’d expect it’ll be Respawns first game as Pat says.

    BF3 is this year:

    A clan m8 of mine works for DICE aswell, although cannot tell me anything about the game other than approx. when it’s expected and that the improved engine lighting is awesome etc. There’s some info about the engine here:

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    The Respawn thing won’t be out this year. I reckon they’ll announce it, though.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Acti might own the rights to Modern Warfare, but that’s not to stop Respawn doing a sequel in all but name.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. back_up

    @12: small percentage compared to games made by their own studios

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Night

    @16 for the fact that EA doesnt delevop the game, YES thats true, but they are a part of EA partners, which can help the small companies with the money/investors to make the games.

    So in fact, the investors gets their money back and more, plus that EA gets money for helping them publish the game..

    Some of the money goes to the investors, some to EA and the rest to the delevoper, towards the next game ;)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. earlyrock

    @15 Wooden Morefare it is!

    #18 4 years ago
  19. DSB

    I think they’re gonna call it “That winkwink, nudgenudge, knowadamean war game”.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. sickgamer

    bring back CC renegade in HD !!!!

    #20 4 years ago

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