Sims 3, next-gen Black, new SimCity & LOTR coming

Megapublisher announces several new games, pushes Army of Two and Crysis to the post-Q1 2007 calendar year.

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As part of its earnings announcement today, megapublisher Electronic Arts revealed the release window of two of its highest-profile games. Crysis, Crytek's hotly anticipated PC shooter, and Army of Two, the co-op actioner for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, will now both arrive after the end of EA's current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2007.

"We have made some adjustments to our SKU plan that will move a couple of titles into fiscal 2008, specifically Army of Two and Crysis," EA chief financial officer Warren Jenson told analysts during a postearnings conference call.

During the same call, Jenson also confirmed that several sequels to EA's most important franchises are in the works. "Yes, there's a Sims 3 in development and it's likely to be a fiscal '09 title," said Jenson, meaning the game would hit stores before April 2009. The executive also confirmed that the Sims franchise will also be coming to two next-generation platforms--the Wii and the PlayStation 3. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Contrary to original reports, a Sims 3 Holiday Edition for PS3 was not announced. GameSpot regrets the error.]

Several other new titles were unveiled during the call. "There will be another Lord of the Rings [game]… There's a new SimCity game in the pipeline and the next-generation version of Black. Those things alone are all new, relative to fiscal '07," said Jenson. It was unclear whether Jenson meant the games would arrive before the end of EA's 2007 fiscal year, or were just new to the company's financial plan for the 12-month period.

Discussion

405 comments
l33tek
l33tek

That would make Black 2 awesome and possibly a hit, having an online mulitplayer. They had a great story in the first one and I am sure they could do it again, I mean, a new story.

MEGA--X
MEGA--X

Damn any other game! Black 2 is the best FPS game ever! ps2 4.7... F*CK that. blu ray50gb dual layer & 8.5 HD_DVD will pwn! Black 2.......@ last! i hope it's longer than the first game & with multi-player!

TheExpertPro
TheExpertPro

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Keitha313
Keitha313

BLACK 2!! Who the hell cares about any of those other games... Black 2 could be off the chain if its anything as good as the first one.

GameFreak523
GameFreak523

Awesome, Sims for PS3.....It's like playing PS Home...but fun.

meyh100
meyh100

black was awesome on ps 2 and a regular TV can you imagine black 2 on xbox 360 or ps 3 on HDMI !

Lexaeus775
Lexaeus775

BLACK wus so awesome, i hope they make another one

NoseWeed619
NoseWeed619

Another Black would be cool. That game was pretty decent.

godofwarfan3000
godofwarfan3000

If theres no new content it wont sell anyway they said there wont be a sequel and how long dose it take to port a game

doominatorx6
doominatorx6

didn't it say somewhere (wikipedia) that black 2 would be on the wii as well? That would be cool, although i'd probably get it for 360 anyway

bigd575
bigd575

Black a good game can't wait till the new one.

aka1986
aka1986

what the hell has happened to black2? havent heard anything bout it for ages. i mean come on burnout paradise has been out for months, give us info!

Willerbee
Willerbee

was waiting on that the 2 best things EA ever made NCAA football and BLACK If its anything like the first one on the current consoles ps3 or xbox360 it doesnt matter it is going to SICK!!!!

Neo1O1
Neo1O1

I thoroughly enjoyed Black from start to finish. It's easily amongst the best-looking PS2 games of all time. I played through it once more even when I first bought my PS3. If the original shined so brightly on PS2, I expect a visual tour-de-force from Black 2 & absolutely nothing less.

ukxxboi
ukxxboi

Black black black .....awesome ....bothered bout the rest

godofwarfan1
godofwarfan1

i can't wait for Black 2! its going to be awesome!!!!!

shekinhadaname
shekinhadaname

i bought a xbox 360 because games stopped coming out for xbox n now my all time favorite game is coming out for ps3( i understand ) but wii is the most **** thing ever esp. the graphics ............... so im am pissed the **** off i did not pay close to 500 for the xbox 360 ( a few months after it came out) for the sims not 2 come out for it

BrUnOdeFeNiX
BrUnOdeFeNiX

We need one new episode for Helicopter, Did someone remember this game of maxis? Can't wait for Black 2, very nice game the one.

Sim_genius
Sim_genius

Brandon you're right. I stopped playing SimCity 4 because it was awful and started playing SimCity 3 again. I hope Maxis can do a better job with this one because I do have faith in them. Now with the Sims 3, I can't wait to see the new announcement :D

valttu
valttu

Yeah... Black 2, baby... 8)

BrandonC3000
BrandonC3000

@New SimCity and Sims 3 !!? Oh Yeah ! Maxis the Best ! Now if only said new SimCity didn't suck ass.

JimmyJimJim
JimmyJimJim

Please tell me its the actul Simcity series and not that crappy SimCity Societies!. THe sims 3 should be cool to though :)

Mam00th
Mam00th

NO MORE SIM CITY SOCIETY PLZ

sharang_3
sharang_3

new lotr..yipee..i wish its a rpg this time

Pilch_R_eD
Pilch_R_eD

Will wright respects good controls schemes for his games, and they need good control schemes. PC has M+K, PS3 has M+K support, and the Wii has the wii mote which works just as good as a mouse. 360 . . . . it has a big white hunk of bird crap with two little moveable black spots. dont get me wrong, i like the 360 controller, i own one!!! But I just felt like being a little demeaning considering I dislike 360 the most. Just makes me love will Wright even more *relaxed sigh* ^^

mindgamers
mindgamers

New SimCity and Sims 3 !!? Oh Yeah ! Maxis the Best !

ejwlover
ejwlover

I can't wait for The SIms 3!! Yay!!! =)

systemfan1188
systemfan1188

lol - OH NO! No sims for the 360? Its DOOOOOOOOMED. no seriously though - its not that big a deal.

gargarensi
gargarensi

This is ridiculous, the Sims not on the Xbox 360? But instead put in on the Wii and the PS3. ............Wright has something against Xbox 360 owners

flippyex
flippyex

this is awesome, so the Sims3 IS coming to Wii and PS3?? if thats true thats great!....

cornarium
cornarium

Ohhh.............. My.............. Gosh!.... (I respect god a lil too much for that) A Black 2!!??? damn if they can just make a good story out of it this time and more utter destruction then it'll be right up there with halo 3 and gears of war! Then a new SimCity tooo!!???? The day that game comes out will mark the end of my life. As for Lord of the Rings.... it was good as a movie trilogy and nothing more, I've seen too many butchered LOTR titles to play them now -__-

LordReithgar
LordReithgar

instead of having a life, why not playing a game where you have a virtual life XD

AJ-2K7
AJ-2K7

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Burnout_Avenged
Burnout_Avenged

Black was probably the best fps on the PlayStation 2- imagine what it will look like on PS3!

pranut
pranut

OH MY GOD! Awesome! I can't wait for The Sims 3. I really liked The Sims 2 and have all its original expansions and stuff packs.

ClassicPlayer
ClassicPlayer

I've been a great fan of The Sims since it came to consoles, but the SIms 3 is gonna be awesome! (Would get it on my PC, but lets just say my PC aint really good) Can't wait!

flordeceres
flordeceres

It will be so perfect *___________________*

commando611
commando611

no sims for 360? for christ sake..microsoft is PC! Daimit.

tigerfan1993
tigerfan1993

The SIms 3!?!?!?! I stil havent had enough of Sims 2! And does anyone know when the PS3 version of Sims 2 is coming out?

mimsoo
mimsoo

WOW, Sims 3! i wonder how the graphics will be...

ert47
ert47

dear goodness, why? Black was such an over-rated game!

czarc
czarc

I cant ait for the sims3. i just hope i can still download user created material.

loljeroen
loljeroen

whats the point, the games well only be able to get within a year.....

magicaltrevor11
magicaltrevor11

Awesome the first black was good but the storyline was lacking somewhat. also the destructibility is awesome and if it improves it will be a great game I hope