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EA planning to release second wave on new IP's for next gen consoles

EA is planning to release a 'second wave' of new IP's next generation console, according to exec Frank Gibeau.

"We've now got half a dozen [original IPs] in development," Gibeau told CVG. "We've announced a couple of them, Mirror's Edge and Battlefront, but we've also added some as well. The last time I spoke about this we hadn't done the Star Wars deal, so there are those games too."

He added: "We're going to try and announce the new projects in the next couple of years - so in years two to three in the next-gen cycle, the plan is each year you'll see one to two new IP from us coming out.

"This year we have new projects too - UFC is new to EA and of course there's Titanfall."

So why are no new franchises going to be making a debut at launch?

"We're not [building new franchises] on the first day of release, we like to build a bit of the base," he said. "We have a broader portfolio, we've got a sports business, we've got Need For Speed, so we have more to bring over in terms of existing and healthy and growing franchises, and so we want to add a little bit more there.

"But, if you look at a game like Dragon Age Inquisition, it's a sequel yeah but we're treating it as a new IP with a new approach. We're reinventing it."

Would you consider Battlefront, UFC and Mirror's Edge as new IP's? Do you look forward to seeing what else EA has up its sleeves?

Edited On 23 Aug, 2013

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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Wtf does this guy think "new/original IP" means exactly? Because Mirror's Edge, Battlefront and Dragon Age sure as shit ain't that.
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Whitey 3 years ago
So what he really means is, we plan to release another wave of sequels for next-gen consoles.
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Dead 3 years ago
EA really are impossible to take seriously these days.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
They are not totally new IPs, but SW Battlefront is new to EA. Dragon Age was BWs IP, but BW is now just a division of EA, and they are regarding it a new direction / "We're reinventing it", so seems like it will be more EA than Bioware, but Mirrors Edge, not sure.
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DEAN 3 years ago
Hopefully Kotor 3, Why have we been waiting so long for this sequel ?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The ship for KOTOR 3 has sailed long ago
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Also I wouldn't want Bioware to make it, I would choose Obsidian
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Now Jade Empire 2 is a whole other story
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inspector 74 3 years ago
Titanfall is looking tasty im up for a bit of battlefront and I simply cant wait for Mirrors Edge 2 im pretty appy with EA at the moment thank you very much!!! Sorry to be happy and positive with some games coming my way in a forum, Thing is though I just so wish it was Need 4 speed or battlefield as the EA prezzie with me X1 not FIFA 59 ive never liked footy games but hey its free free `FREEEEE!!!!!
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JASON 3 years ago
EA is all about making money. Hopefully they'll be smart enough to make Jade Empire 2 and KOTOR 3.

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