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Electronic Arts has revealed sales figures surrounding its cops-and-robbers themed first-person shooter, Battlefield Hardline. Speaking at an earnings call earlier today, EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said, "approximately four out of every five copies of Battlefield Hardline sold for consoles were for Xbox One or PlayStation 4," and dubbed the transition to the current generation of consoles as "much faster growth than in previous generations."
EA chief executive officer Andrew Wilson also added that the company expected close to 50 million current-generation consoles to be sold by the end of the year. Sony recently announced that it had shipped 22.3 million PlayStation 4 units for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. By comparison, Microsoft revealed in November last year that the company had shipped a total of 10 million console units, although this figure combines figures for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.
The company reported earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, reporting increases in profit and revenue, outlining its release schedule for the coming year, and confirming that Titanfall 2 would not be released anytime soon.
P.T., the playable teaser for Silent Hills, has been taken off the PlayStation servers and now no longer downloadable on the PlayStation 4; even for players who have added the teaser to your library before the game was removed from the PlayStation Store. Players who have P.T. in their PlayStation library and try to download the game will be met with an error message that reads "Cannot download."
We've tested the process on PlayStation 4, and the game is no longer downloadable even if you have downloaded it before. If the game is deleted from the library it is now gone for good.
Publisher Konami announced in April that the teaser would be removed from the PSN store. The announcement was made at a time when developer Kojima Productions was in some upheaval, as GameSpot has been told that Hideo Kojima would be leaving the company following the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. We outline the events that have unfolded thus far.
P.T. was removed from the PlayStation Store in late April. However, at the time, the playable teaser could still be re-downloaded if it was deleted, so long as it was added to a user's library. That is no longer the case.
Given that the teaser cannot be downloaded at all anymore, perhaps the number of eBay listings for PlayStation 4's with P.T. installed on their hard drives will increase. If you're wondering what the teaser was about and why it was awarded GameSpot's Game of the Month award upon release, check out our tribute to P.T.
Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Darth Maul join the Disney Infinity universe later this year.
NVIDIA has announced an enticing reason to buy one of its GTX 9-series video cards.
If you purchase a qualifying NVIDIA graphics card from now until the 1st of June from a participating retailer, you'll score a code for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
That's for the GTX 970M, GTX 980M and GTX 960 cards. Those who purchase a GTX 970 or GTX 980 will receive Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight.
A recent listing in EA's fourth quarter earnings report for its fiscal year 2015 states that Mirror's Edge will release sometime early next year.
Star Wars Battlefront publisher Electronic Arts hopes to sell between nine and 10 million copies of the sci-fi shooter.
During the company's quarterly investor call held today, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen revealed the company considers favorable Battlefront sales projections around nine to 10 million thanks in part to the excitement leading up to its release.
"We certainly hope we can leverage a lot of the hype," Jorgensen said. "We're thinking about
as two bookends. One bookend is the historical Battlefront, which did roughly 9 million units. The other bookend is our first-person shooter franchise, Battlefield, which typically does around 15 million units."
During today's quarterly investor call, EA said it's confident Star Wars Battlefront won't have the launch problems of Battlefield 4.
"We learned a lot coming out of Battlefield 4," said EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen. "We've launched a lot of large-scale titles on our infrastructure
, like Dragon Age: Inquisition and Battlefield Hardline... We've been making significant investments into core infrastructure in security and stability..."
He continued, "We can never foresee everything, but we've demonstrated that we learned some things from the past. We don't expect anything unforeseen around Star Wars."
EA recently revealed that there will be 12 Star Wars Battlefront multiplayer maps. The game will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 17.
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Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight are free with Geforce graphics cards, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is unveiled, and does Steam have a new competitor?
Sony's PS4 UK sales reach milestone & Star Wars Battlefront set to feature a dozen multiplayer maps. Plus Disney Infinity 3.0 is Star Wars/Marvel themed & Tony Hawk's Pro Skate 5 is official.
During today's EA investor call, the publisher said we shouldn't expect to see a Titanfall sequel until the company's 2017 fiscal year.
"You should assume
is not in fiscal '16; it's more likely in fiscal '17," said EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen.
EA's FY2017 runs from April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017, so Titanfall 2 could potentially be EA's big holiday release for 2016. We don't know for sure when it's coming, but it will not be released before April 2016.
Though a sequel to Titanfall was officially confirmed in March this year, the game still has no official name according to Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella:
It's a good day for Half-Life fans, with today's Grand Theft Auto 5 mod and Black Mesa's debut on Steam, but you need not have played Gordon Freeman's adventures for yourself to appreciate this physics-breaking gun.
Using the stun gun turned gravity gun, you just point at what you want to pick up, hold E to grab it, and then shoot to launch it into the air. Or a wall. Or oncoming traffic. That part's up to you.
Far Cry 4, Assassin's Creed Unity, several Call of Duty games, and BioShock Infinite's story content are all discounted this week on Xbox as part of Microsoft's weekly Deals with Gold.
Following a leak last week, Disney Infinity 3.0 has been officially revealed.
Fans who have been wanting to play Rain in Mortal Kombat X may have received good news this morning when creative director Ed Boon posted the following on Twitter.
As part of an earnings call today, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen announced that Titanfall 2 is not going to be released anytime soon. Responding to an analyst's question, Jorgensen said you shouldn't expect to see Titanfall 2 until EA's fiscal year 2017.
That means Titanfall 2 is due to launch sometime between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.
After lots of rumors, developer Respawn Entertainment co-founder Vince Zampella in March confirmed that Titanfall 2 was in development. The original game was released only for Xbox consoles and PC, but the sequel is expected to be a multiplatform title, Zampella said.
What are you looking for from Titanfall 2? Let us know in the comments below.
For more on EA's earnings report today, check out the stories below.
During a post-earnings financial call on Tuesday, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen announced that the company is expecting to sell at least 9-10 million copies of Star Wars: Battlefront.
The 9-10 million figure refers to copies expected to be sold during EA's fiscal year 2016 (ending March 31, 2016), and is not a total lifetime sales estimate for the game.
Jorgensen also pointed out that, because Battlefront is of course based on Disney's Star Wars franchise, EA will have to pay a royalty fee to Disney.
Still, Jorgensen said EA is overall "very optimistic and excited" about the potential for Battlefront.
For more on EA's earnings report today, check out the stories below.
- EA Revenue and Profit Climb as Digital Continues to Shine
- New Mirror's Edge, Plants vs. Zombies Games Coming in Early 2016
- Titanfall Won't Launch Until At Least 2016
Take rioting pedestrians with you wherever you go in GTA 5 with this crazy mod!
In its fourth-quarter financial report to investors, EA reported net revenue of $4.3 billion USD for its fiscal year. Over half of that revenue, $2.2 billion came from the digital products, a record for the company.
Revenue from digital products saw an increase of 25% year over year. Full game downloads, mobile, and subscriptions helped increase digital revenue but the lion's share belonged to the category "extra content," which saw revenue in Q4 of $265 million.
EA CEO Andrew Wilson called 2015 an "exceptional year" for the company. "We introduced award-winning games, delivered enduring entertainment in our live services, and forged deeper relationships with a growing global audience," all of which helped to push EA to be the number one publisher on both PS4 and Xbox One.
Magicka: Wizard Wars seems like it should be better than it is. On paper it's a sure-fire winner: take Magicka, with its comical little wizards and huge number of elemental spell combos and counterspells, add team-based multiplayer, and make it free-to-play in a fair and appealing way. So why is the reality so frequently lackluster? It remains a fun game, because there’s something inherently enjoyable about that skill-based Magicka formula, but Wizard Wars shows how a poorly thought-out MOBA-inspired design can suck the magic out of a game.
Developer Paradox North hasn’t done Wizard Wars any favors in saddling it with a surprisingly crude and unstable client. Wizard Wars may bring back some unwelcome memories of Magicka 1’s famously rocky co-op: half my attempts to join a session have ended in crashes or matchmaking failures. I've sat in a game lobby for several minutes, watching fellow players flicker in and out, resetting the countdown timer each time they reconnect. When a game ends, you get a fleeting glance at the score screen before "CONNECTION LOST" pops-up and you're dumped back to the main menu. Or the desktop, depending on how Wizard Wars is feeling that day.