EA Confirms Anthem Is Launching Early 2019, Denies Development Woes

EA Confirms 'Early 2019' Release, Claims It's Not a Delay, Also Posts Nearly $200M Loss in Q3 2017

Anthem Officially Pushed into 2019

During its earning call today, Electronic Arts said the May 2015-announced Star Wars game from Respawn Entertainment will likely shift to fiscal year 2020, meaning it will launch between April 2019 and March 2020.

In the quarter ended December 31, 2017, EA earned $1.16 billion in revenue, essentially flat year-on-year.

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If you're unable to read the tweet, the note basically states... The company denies a report in videogame site Kotaku earlier this month claiming the change is due to development being behind schedule.

It will have been two years since Battlefield 1 released when the untitled Battlefield game hits in 2018, giving plenty of the time for the series to breathe. He told the Wall Street Journal, "It's not a delay, people are trying to create a story." .

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Well, if it was originally meant to launch in fall of 2018 and now it's pushed back to March, 2019... it is a delay. He's seemingly playing the semantics game, as Kotaku's sources had indicated that the project is behind schedule. Additionally, many within BioWare worry that the continued existence of the company is reliant on Anthem's success, as EA has infamously shut down numerous well-established development teams in the past.

To make matters worse is that the studio was visited by Anita Sarkeesian, who is known for stirring up controversy wherever she goes.

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Just earlier this week we reported that a "delay" was inevitable for BioWare's upcoming action title, Anthem.

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