Electronic Arts Games boss Patrick Soderlund said the publisher is working on six to eight new intellectual properties aside from the new installment Mirror’s Edge 2 and Star Wars Battlefront –– both technically not new properties, though EA considers them to be.
According to a report from VG 24/7, Soderlund has said EA is taking risk as a publisher with the new IPs, but the minute they stop striving for new properties is when the company will start to decline.
“We are working on a new Mirror’s Edge game, and although that’s not a new IP, it is a revival done in a new way. We are developing Star Wars Battlefront, which to us is a new IP, even though it isn’t technically. We have six to eight completely new IPs in the works,” Soderlund said.
“The day we stop making new IP is when we go onto life support. We need to incubate new ideas and push creative boundaries.”
Last month EA Labels president Frank Gibeau said the company expects to launch “one to two” new IPs each year after the launch of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.
"We're going to try and announce the new projects in the next couple of years,” Gibeau said. “So in years two to three in the next-gen cycle, the plan is each year you'll see one to two new IP from us coming out.”