According to those responsible at Electronic Arts, the launch of EAFC 24 has succeeded in transforming the popular FIFA series into a “powerful, interactive platform for the future of football fans”.
Yes, this is the same game that recently briefly experienced a sticky ball issue, which proved to be such a big problem that some players were afraid to continue with their usual weekend games until the issue was resolved. Luckily it has now been fixed.
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That said, it definitely doesn’t seem to have had any impact on EA FC’s ability to generate big numbers that look good in the companies’ earnings reports and play a pretty big role in the summary of EA’s recently released second-quarter financial results.
“We delivered a strong second quarter and successfully launched EA Sports FC,” EA CEO Andrew Wilson said in the publisher’s report for the fiscal quarter ended Sept. 30, “creating one of the largest franchises in the world world into a powerful, interactive platform for the future of football fandom.”
So yes, it seems that EA believes it has successfully put together some kind of lucrative soccer-based gaming Death Star after ditching the FIFA license in favor of its own branding style.
To be fair, the publisher states that EA Sports FC 24 amassed over 14.5 million active accounts within the first four weeks of its release. Combine that with the 11.3 million players said to be on the field in the game’s debut week, and the picture emerges of an “interactive platform” that’s doing quite well so far.
EA also noted that “the continued strength of EA Sports FIFA 23” played a role in its success in this financial period, while the Madden NFL series played its part by exceeding last year’s net bookings by 6%.
Regarding the publisher’s plan for the future, Wilson added: “Looking forward, our incredible teams will continue to innovate and expand our world-class intellectual property to create experiences that entertain our vast online communities that celebrate fandom and strengthen the connection for our growing global player base.”
So it seems we’re continuing to build a bigger Death Star.
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