And other news from the quarterly report EA
BioWare was supposed to finish the work before the end of the current fiscal year, but now the game should not wait before April 2018. Executive Director Andrew Wilson said that the concept of the project is built around the network mode, and the development is going according to plan. According to the leaks, the new IP will combine the elements of Destiny and The Division.
According to the financial report of EA, 19 million users are registered in Battlefield 1, which is 50% more compared to Battlefield 4. Over 21 million gamers play in FIFA 17. The number of participants in the Ultimate Team mode has increased by 13% compared to last year.
The total revenue of the publishing house for the fourth quarter increased from 1.31 billion to 1.53 billion. Profit decreased from 899 million to 566 million. Digital sales continued to grow: revenue increased from 715 million to 934 million dollars. For the whole year, the revenue from the “digit” exceeded 3 billion and accounted for 61% of the total income (4.85 billion).
According to forecasts of the publisher, in the 2018 fiscal year, the company will earn $ 5.08 billion with a profit of 1.13 billion, and total sales of consoles will be 105 million copies. At the moment, PS4 sold 53.4 million, and the Xbox One – 26 million consoles, according to EA.
Shortly after the publication of the report, the value of EA shares for the first time in the history of the publisher exceeded $ 100. Thus, the price of the company is about 30 billion. For comparison, Activision Blizzard shares cost $ 54 each, and the market capitalization is 40 billion.