Electronic Arts revealed during its financial report conference call that thanks to the widespread beta response, they upgraded their sales expectations for Star Wars: Battlefront. The publisher also teased a launch window for Planetfall 2.
COO Peter Moore stated in last night's call of Star Wars: Battlefront, "On preorders, I think when you look back, and you've heard from both Blake [Jorgensen, CFO] and Andrew [Wilson, CEO] how powerful this beta was for us, and that certainly spurred tremendous pre-order growth. Every week subsequent to the beta, we had 9.5 million users who logged in 1.6 billion minutes of gameplay."
He went on to note that with the synergy of the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, sales may be better than expected, noting, "Now if Han Solo was here, we'd say great but, 'Don't get cocky, kid'. Our ability to be able to deliver against this is solid and the pre-orders are excellent, so you've heard from both Blake and Andrew. We feel very good about 13 million units."
CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed during the call that Titanfall 2 was "more likely [to release] in fiscal 2017. And a title of that size, we want to be pretty clear as to when it's falling in the title slate, and so your assumption should be 2017," For those uninitiated with business financials, financial year 2017 starts 30 April 2016 and ends 31 March 2017.