Electronic Arts has high hopes for Star Wars Battlefront.
EA has updated its shipment forecast for Star Wars Battlefront. CFO Blake Jorgensen announced during a post-earnings call that EA now expects the title to ship 13 million copies by the end of its current fiscal year. This is up from the publisher’s previous forecast of 9-10 million copies. EA’s current fiscal year ends March 31, 2016.
Jorgensen said he also expects a 80/20 split for Battlefront shipments between the current fiscal quarter and the upcoming fourth quarter, which ends March 31st. EA has also raised full-year revenue expectations by $50 million. This is all due to a strong response to Star Wars Battlefront’s beta.
Star Wars Battlefront’s beta had attracted 9.5 million players. This is across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Battlefront’s beta was the largest in EA’s history.
Star Wars Battlefront will release on November 17th. The game will release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game releases a month before the latest movie in the the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Developer DICE recently revealed three new modes for the upcoming title, including a Heroes vs Villains mode that sees teams made up of the playable characters from the movie franchise.