During this month’s EA Play Live event the publisher announced plans to bring seven games to Nintendo Switch in the next 12 months.
EA announced in February that it had handed Need for Speed development duties back to Criterion Games as it planned to restructure Ghost Games, which developed the last four entries in the racing series.
And last week during EA Play, the publisher offered the first look at some of its in-development projects for next-gen consoles including Need for Speed, which it said will offer “a seamless immersion which gets you into the race in a matter of seconds”.
During an investor call on Monday, EA CEO Andrew Wilson revealed that Skate 4’s surprise announcement during EA Play broke the company’s Twitter engagement record and said he hopes to grow the appeal of the series by focusing on industry trends around user generated content, open worlds and community.
He also said EA intends to “double down” on Star Wars games following a string of recent successful releases, and that Apex Legends could soft launch for mobile this year.