EA has been mostly quiet about its upcoming action-adventure game from Motive studios in Canada. That changed a bit recently when EA CFO, Blake Jorgensen, briefly discussed the new game at the UBS Global Technology Conference. Jorgensen didn't say much, but it certainly sounds like EA is dedicated to finally venturing into the third-person, action-adventure space.
As reported by GamesIndustry, Jorgensen briefly talked about the upcoming action-adventure game currently in development at Motive studios. "We have a team in Montreal that is building a brand new action franchise, probably for our Fiscal [Year] 2021 that also looks fantastic and very exciting," said Jorgensen. "A new game, with a lot of new interesting gameplay that I don't think anyone's ever seen before."
Motive was founded back in 2015 and headed by former Ubisoft studio boss Jade Raymond. Along the way Motive brought on Portal designer Kim Swift, and recently absorbed BioWare Montreal, who's currently developing Anthem.
While EA is mostly known for its first-person shooters and sports games, alongside BioWare's RPGs, the action-adventure genre isn't something EA has dabbled much in. "That's the largest sector in gaming. It's one we haven't spent a lot of time in because we were so focused on sports and first-person shooters," confirmed Jorgensen, "We feel like there's a huge opportunity there."
The last action-adventure game tied to EA was project "Ragtag" a Star Wars game developed at the now shuttered Visceral Games and headed up by Uncharted director Amy Hennig. Those assets have been transferred over to EA Vancouver.
Still, while Anthem is expected in sometime in 2018, the untitled action-adventure game at Motive is still years off from release. So there's plenty of time to speculate what's coming next.