During EA's fourth-quarter earnings conference call, CEO John Riccitiello made a reference to a "major new massively multiplayer online game" -- probably Star Wars: The Old Republic
. "EA is incurring significant development costs
for a major new massively multiplayer online game," he said. "However, this game is not expected to ship in fiscal '11." Later, CFO Eric Brown responded directly to a question about The Old Republic
, saying that "It's not included in our FY11 release slate."
This all but confirms that The Old Republic
is the game referred to by Riccitiello during a similar call in January, when he gave a "major MMO" a release date of spring 2011
. If it's in the spring, but not in EA's fiscal 2011 (which ends March 31), that means we can look forward to some Jedi fellowship sometime between April and June of next year.