EA Has Some Unannounced Games Releasing By March 2021
The usual slate of sports games is on-track for release, along with a few other surprises.
EA has been impacted by the coronavirus but is still planning a pretty full slate of 2020 games, according to its recent financial results. The remainder of the year will include its full slate of sports games, and a few other surprises leading into next spring.
One of the slides in the company's most recent financial statement lays out a partial schedule of games. That includes Burnout Paradise Remastered on Nintendo Switch and Command & Conquer Remastered by the end of June, followed by FIFA 21 and Madden 21 by the end of September (Q2), and then NHL 21 by the end of the calendar year (Q3).
In addition to those, EA's footnotes mention a few other games on the way. Another sports game is coming, along with another EA HD game, four EA partner games, and two mobile games that will soft-launch. All of those are scheduled for this fiscal year, which means they could come anytime before March 31, 2021. It is also planning to release a previously-announced Medal of Honor VR game on Oculus during this period.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson previously spilled he'll be the cover athlete for Madden 21, which suggested that game was on track for its usual fall release. The rest of EA's 2020 slate may be light without many fall releases besides sports titles, but that could change if any of the unannounced EA or partner games get slotted into the fall time period.
EA is likely to make any such announcements at EA Play Live, its annual summer gaming show. This year the festivities will go on without being adjacent to E3, since that show was canceled, and it will take place digitally instead of as a physical gathering. It will begin on June 11 at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET.