E3 is just a few weeks away, but EA felt necessary to share release date details about some of their most anticipated titles before taking the stage this year. Aside from Star Wars: Battlefront, the publisher is expected to give updates on the Mirror’s Edge sequel, Titanfall and possibly new Plants vs. Zombie games. At the very least, we now know when they’re all expected to hit shelves.
During an earnings call last night, EA mapped out their release schedule for the next fiscal year, which ends on April 1st 2016. The schedule listed all the various sports titles expected for Q4 of this year, as well as DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront in November. A new, unannounced Need for Speed title is also expected to release sometime this year – although I expect we’ll get our first good look at it next month.
But the one game you probably care about the most won’t be ready for 2015. The highly anticipated sequel/reboot of Mirror’s Edge hasn’t really been top of the news pile, but I’m sure many are expecting a good, proper look at it this coming E3. The game itself is only expected to be ready during the first three months of 2016 though, so don’t get too excited just yet.
It’ll join a brand new Plants vs. Zombies game, which EA have said will be a sequel to the incredibly addictive Garden Warfare spin-off. That’s another title that will probably get a lot of stage time next month, and I’m particularly excited to see how the franchise will evolve. Speaking of shooters, Titanfall 2 didn’t feature on the list of games at all – meaning it’s not going to be ready anytime before April 1st 2016.
What does that leave in terms of surprises for next month’s conference? I’m not exactly sure, but right now I’d settle for a proper gameplay demo of Mirror’s Edge in action. Seriously, we need that by now.
Last Updated: May 6, 2015