EA said today that it will invest $80 million in development of games for “Gen4 console systems” in fiscal 2013, giving the clearest indication yet that we’ll see new consoles on the market in calendar 2013.
EA also confirmed that Crysis 3 will launch in the first calendar quarter of 2013, and that a new Need for Speed will release in the fourth calendar quarter of 2012. A new Dead Space game was mentioned on the call, but no details were given.
The news came as part of some solid results which showed revenue well up, most big hitters performing well and the company in profit for the year ending March 31.
The news everyone had feared about Star Wars: The Old Republic, however, was proven correct: active subscribers now stand at 1.3 million, a 400,000 drop from the last reported figure of 1.7 million in early March.