According to EA boss Andrew Wilson, the game is currently in development at the studio, but its release is now being pushed into the company’s next financial year, spanning April 2018 to March 2019.
“We’re very pleased with the progress of our new action IP from BioWare,” Wilson explained in an investor call last night. “The design is stunning. Gameplay mechanics are excellent, and the action will be exhilarating. The game is built around a live service, and through our creative process, we decided to add more to the disruptive new social design for our players. To accommodate that, we are moving the launch date for this project into fiscal year ’19.”
“We want to further develop the live service component,” added CFO Blake Jorgensen.
Okay, but what about a proper announcement or something in the meantime? We don’t even know exactly what it is we’re so disappointed about, guys. Wilson has previously described the game as “a clean-sheet design with new concepts, new gameplay mechanics and new stories, set in a unique new universe” that “has the potential to fundamentally disrupt the way people think about an action title, bringing friends together to play in an exhilarating new way”, which means basically… what? Maybe it’s a card-based MOBA for mobile.