Electronic Arts used its third quarter earnings call on Thursday to hype up the capabilities of next-gen consoles.
EA COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen claimed PS5 and Xbox Series X are significantly more powerful than existing consoles and the software being created for them will amaze consumers.
“I don’t want to get ahead of our great partners Microsoft and Sony, but you should assume that the power of those consoles are going to be a lot better than the power of the existing consoles, which means a really simple thing, we can do a lot more,” he said.
“You will start to see things over the next couple of years that we’re doing with games that will blow people’s minds,” he claimed. “And that’s the fun part of this business because we are going to see so much innovation, not just with us but across the whole industry.”
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are both scheduled to launch during the 2020 holiday season.
Jorgensen went on to emphasise the power of the new consoles is going to be “substantially greater” than the existing ones, adding: “It’s going to be fun and great to see how our existing games will evolve, like a FIFA or a Madden, but also see how new games will evolve or be developed under that much higher power.”
During the earnings call, Jorgensen also said EA plans to release 14 games during its next fiscal year, which runs from April 2020 until March 2021.
“We’ll launch four sports titles, including new games in our blockbuster FIFA and Madden franchises, four other titles that draw from the breadth of our IP, and we’ll also publish four more titles globally from smaller developers. Finally, we expect two new mobile titles to make it into soft launch.”
EA previously revealed the Battlefield 6 release date will fall between April 2020 and March 2021, while the next Dragon Age game will arrive much further down the line.
The publisher also said on Thursday that it remains cautious about the market opportunities on Nintendo Switch, but teased plans to release new games for the platform as it continues to grow.