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EA Has New IPs On Their Way

by William Schwartz

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What was the last EA game that didn’t have a numeral after it or wasn’t another game that is part of a long running series? I admit that you might come up with answers to that but that  isn’t really the point. The point is that EA is now working on games that will serve to create new series which can then have numerous sequels. Right now, we aren’t all that far away from the release of the next The Sims, Need For Speed, Battlefield, FIFA and NHL. The only new IP we actually have details on is Titanfall.

Speaking to MCV, EA Games Chief, Patrick Soderlund said that EA is currently working on several new ideas and pointed to Star Wars: Battlefront and Mirror’s Edge as a sign of their willingness to take risks with new ideas.

Now, Battlefront can’t really be considered a new IP and looking it as part of Star Wars it is anything but a new IP. Mirror’s Edge is actually a reboot of the 2008 game of the same name and he admitted as much.

We are working on a new Mirror’s Edge game, and although that’s not a new IP, it is a revival done in a new way. We are developing Star Wars Battlefront, which to us is a new IP, even though it isn’t technically.” he said. “We have six to eight completely new IPs in the works. The day we stop making new IP is when we go onto life support. We need to incubate new ideas and push creative boundaries.

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