If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

EA reveals new next-gen sequels

Electronic Arts has revealed in a conference call that it is currently working on a number of next-generation sequels to some of its biggest franchises.

Electronic Arts has revealed in a conference call that it is currently working on a number of next-generation sequels to some of its biggest franchises.

The Nintendo Wii will benefit from a specifically designed Sims title, while The Sims 2: Holiday Edition will launch on PS3, and The Sims 3 is in development for release before April 2009.

Other sequels revealed by EA's chief financial officer Warren Jenson include another title based on The Lord of the Rings, a return for the SimCity franchise and a next-generation version of first-person shooter Black.

During the fiscal year 2008, EA has also scheduled a further title in the Harry Potter series, a Warhammer title from recently acquired developer Mythic and a title to coincide with the upcoming The Simpsons movie.

However, two of EA's most-recently announced projects - PS3 and Xbox 360 title Army of Two and Crytek's PC title Crysis - have both been delayed until fiscal year 2008, meaning they will not appear until after March 2007.

Author
Matt Martin avatar

Matt Martin

Contributor

Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.