Anthem did not meet EA’s expectations, Battlefield 5 Firestorm battle royale is biggest BF live service event

During its conference call for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, Electronic Arts revealed that Anthem’s launch did not meet its expectations. This shouldn’t obviously surprise us, however this is the first time the publisher comments on the game’s sales.

According to EA, players have spent over 150 million hours in Anthem since launch and its development team is currently focused on content /fixes for it.

On the other hand, Battlefield 5’s battle royale mode was a success and the publisher declared it as biggest Battlefield live service event ever.

In other news, there are more than 100 million players across FIFA PC F2P and Mobile F2P, Apex Legends is the fastest growing new game from EA (featuring over 50 million players), and the publisher will look to create more F2P games over time (though it will still ship “traditional” premium games).