Well it was recently announced.... today.... that EA will now be buying 100% of DICE (the developers of the Battlefield and RalliSport Challenge series, Midtown Madness 3). Add that to all of their other recent acquisitions, including Criterion (creators of the RenderWare middleware platform, as well as the Burnout series) and EA has incredible pull themselves. Think of a system with all of these exclusive:
- Madden NFL
- NBA Live
- NHL 2005
- FIFA Soccer
- NCAA March Madness
- NCAA Football
- MVP Baseball
- Tiger Woods
- NBA Street
- NFL Street
- FIFA Street
- NASCAR Thunder
- Fight Night
- EA Big Creations (Shox, Freekstyle)
- Need for Speed
- James Bond
- Harry Potter
- Lord of the Rings
- The Sims
- Battlefield: Vietnam
- Battlefield 1942
- Battlefield: Modern Combat
- Def Jam
- Medal of Honor
Plus all their other misc. movie liscenses and in-house games, including recently acquired developers, and EA could put out a system themselves in a few years. They could easily become the number 3, if not 2, system out there.
Oh yeah I heard about that. The people at the top of EA sure know how to waste talent.
Even with those exclusives I can't stand so many damn sports games.
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i hope they do make their own console, less shitty sport games and movie liscense rip-offs on the consoles i`m playing.
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EA is about money. So why would they limit the number of games they can sell? it dosen't make sense.
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In the recent EGM they pose the same question actually. The response was something along the lines of "A gaming system takes tons of finicial backing, which EA doesn't have enough of, 3-4 revisions of the system, and about 8-10 years of getting the system down perfectly". It wouldn't make finicial sense for them to do it which is why they've stuck to having their 25% market share.
I wish they would, it would take the shit games off of the good systems.
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What we also need to thimk about Adam, is three systems WITHOUT those games.
It would ruin the market - plus EA is doing fine as a third party. I think they'd make much more money as a third party than if they got their own console, it would just make their fanbase more narrow.
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