The CEO of Electronic Arts confirmed during the new earnings call that the majority of the company’s revenue comes from online games.
The fact that online games are extremely successful is not surprising, and EA in particular has also been remarkably successful in this gaming segment in 2022. Games like Apex Legends and FIFA Ultimate The team has proven time and time again that they are the golden gooses that help EA make huge amounts of money in the long run.
However, according to Geoff Keighley, the success of EA’s online games is even greater than what some might have predicted. The company’s latest earnings report bluntly stated that online titles are responsible for more than half of EA’s total revenue, making it clear whether it will continue to invest in similar projects in the future. future or not.
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson discussed the game publisher’s success in launching and maintaining their various online titles over the years following the company’s latest earnings call. EA. According to Keighley, Wilson says that 71% of the company’s total revenue comes from its online game projects. This was expected after it was announced that EA’s Apex Legends would not have a sequel anytime soon as the game is still a huge profit for the publisher.
Over the past few years, online games have grown into a huge concept and the industry is rapidly adapting to the idea of constantly updating, changing, and even reinventing successful titles. to keep players coming back for more. Even companies like Sony are starting to move in this direction, with the PlayStation CEO convinced of the success of online games and having similar plans in place in the coming years.
Now that it’s clear how profitable online productions are for publishers, the cancellation of Electronic Arts’ Anthem project should be up for debate again. The game was originally supposed to go head-to-head with titles like Destiny, only to end up with its plans going nowhere. While it’s not impossible for EA to consider bringing back Anthem at some point, it’s more likely that the company will stick with more successful projects like Apex Legends instead.
The fact that EA is taking the production of online games seriously is also reflected in the company’s backend efforts. Just a few weeks back EA was granted a patent for a server testing system that should theoretically make for a smoother and more stable network gaming experience across all of its games. if it comes true.
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