In a statement running through its latest financial report, EA has revealed that the next games in its Battlefield, Mass Effect and Titanfall series will all be released before the financial year ends on 31 March 2017.
The next Battlefield from DICE is expected to be Battlefield 5, and will be released "in time for the holidays" according to EA's statement. The second Titanfall game from Respawn Entertainment has been well publicised and will be multi-platform, following the first game's Xbox One exclusivity. Mass Effect: Andromeda, the fourth in the series, was announced at E3 2015 last June.
"In Q1, we'll begin with the creative and innovative Mirror's Edge Catalyst from DICE launching in May. A great line-up of EA Sports titles are in development for next year, and we look forward to sharing more about these new experiences in the months ahead," read the statement (via Eurogamer).
"An all-new Battlefield game from DICE will arrive in time for the holidays, we're excited to have a new Titanfall experience coming from our friends at Respawn – and of course, Mass Effect Andromeda from the team at BioWare will launch later in the fiscal year."
With Titanfall and Battlefield both being first-person shooters, it's unlikely they will launch at around the same time, so an early 2017 release date for Titanfall 2 seems likely. Mass Effect meanwhile was announced with a "holiday 2016" release window in mind, but it could easily slip a few months given the sci-fi RPG's size and ambition.
In other news from the report, EA revealed that shooter Star Wars Battlefront "surpassed EA's fiscal year guidance", shipping 13 million units to retails before the end of 2015. This figure doesn't represent the amount of units sold on to the public, but it is a good indication of the game's success.