EA absence from European PS4 developer list an error

Battlefield and FIFA publisher says Sony will issue an updated and corrected document later today.

Yesterday, a Sony representative confirmed that the original list of 143 PlayStation 4 developers was issued in error. An updated document saw the number of European developers shrink from 53 to 30. As it turns out, this latest list is also incorrect.

FIFA and Mass Effect publisher Electronic Arts was named on the list as a partner for Japan and North America, but not Europe. Guildford-based Criterion Games (a wholly owned EA studio) was on the list, but if its inclusion was meant to represent EA as a whole, then why was EA-owned Swedish Battlefield developer DICE left off?

This was a mistake and a new list from Sony will be released today, EA said.

"The confusion in the release lists was an error; Sony will be correcting it today," Electronic Arts senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg told GameSpot today. "Watch their feeds for an update."

Sony has yet to issue the new list of PS4 developers and a company representative was not immediately available to comment. When the company does provide a new list of developers, this story will be updated with relevant information.

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berserker66666
berserker66666

It's no error. It was the betterment of every man, woman and child who calls themselves a gamer. Besides, EA would fuck shit up anyway.

baker2002
baker2002

الله الشي الحلو بي الطوبة

rey2
rey2

Wish they'd stay off the list.  That EA logo is an eyesore.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

3 revisions, still not bothered to read any of them...

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

I guess some time we will heard that PS4 announcement had some misinformation.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

The fact I didn't even notice EA were missing says it all..

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

yeah ! ! !  my favourite publisher are on the list

megatronx2
megatronx2

sony "Oh, we forgot to put one of the biggest publishers in the world on the board by accident. Sorry" hahaha ;D

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

...EA, the presence of your logo on an image isn't going to make one bit of difference, why so butthurt?

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

It was not an error, it was an omen!!

/wishful thinking

ratchet200
ratchet200

This was quite amusing after reading about how EA thinks we love DLC :D

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

I think EA are trying to reasure their "fans" that they will be making games for the PS4.
Unfortunately, EA's record high 5 customers are not console gamers.... so the point is moot.

Kabbalistica
Kabbalistica

This is completely redundant. Why would any developer not be "on the list" for PS4? They're game companies! LOL

MetaMods
MetaMods

Does even matter if EA missing from the list? You know they are going milk the money out of us I mean they are going make "great game"

gamergath
gamergath

I don't get it, did EA be the bad guys or something, am seeing comments that are misdemeanor.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Nope it's not an error. It's pretty accurate to me. EA never had the skills to for making ps4 games, much less a "good" game. All they care is money, money, money, day one DLC, and more money.

toshineon
toshineon

Well... that's a shame. But I'm sure they have plenty of sunglare, pay to win, Nailed It™, dumbed down, online only, DLC passes up the ass, 2-hour campaign shooters waiting for us (Battlefield 4).

soulless4now
soulless4now

I really enjoyed the comments by the Nintendo and Sony fanboy going at it below. 

Thanks, you two. That made my day. 

hadlee73
hadlee73

The next list will have Microsoft added to it :P

TheThoughtless1
TheThoughtless1

Good, nobody wants those slimey money grubbers on the PS4 anyways.  

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

Again? How many times has this document been corrected already?

desert_thief
desert_thief

Off-topic: Isn't x86 architecture easy to hack it? I mean, PC uses this kind of architecture, and that means pirated PS4 games after launch period will appear.

Double-Ego
Double-Ego

Where did the newsthread about the nextbox go to? The one about Eidos president talking about how the nextbox could block used games?

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Yeah, I'm sure everyone was absolutely worried at the thought EA might not be shitting out crap on the PS4.

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

No problem, plenty of time to port last years PS3 Madden to the PS4.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

@Kabbalistica

That wasn't the initial case with the PS3.
Valve went apeshit over the PS3 specs, but then eventually calmed themselves. The main reason for this announcement by Sony is to reinforce the main role of the PS4, which is gaming; and that devs will continue to make games on the next-gen console. Most devs could've said, 'no the specs aren't good enough for the games we have in mind', and so we'd be stuck with kiddy games and gimmicky kinect like devices--you know what I mean?

berserker66666
berserker66666

@toshineon Crysis 3 was only 3 hours long. NFS Run was 2 hours. I can totally see BF4 being 2 hours OR LESS.

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

@desert_thief Same hardware but different software/OS. It's an interesting aspect to consider but I think Sony will try to keep its hardware mostly piracy free as it did with its current consoles.

toshineon
toshineon

@berserker66666 @toshineon Probably, yeah. I wish they brought back the bots that BF2 and previous games had so that you can play any map you want whenever, but that would actually give the game logevity and replayability, so we won't get that.

nedrith
nedrith

@desert_thief The PC is so easy to hack because you have open access to modify all the files and such.  The encryption on the PS3's hard drive was so strong hackers couldn't really crack it.  

Not to mention to modify the OS to remove piracy checks would require a method to modify.  The PS3's OS was secured through multiple keys.  So even if you could get a hold of the key to decrypt the OS and then figure out how to remove the checks you would have to get a hold of the private key to re-encrypt it.

 The PS3 wasn't hard to crack because of the Cell processor it was hard to crack because it implemented a strong chain of trust security system.  However even though it did Sony failed to properly secure part of it's keys.  Even so it held out for a lot longer than the 360 or any PC DRM.  Until even a year ago a lot of new games were almost impossible to pirate because Sony managed to patch the problems to original break for new games. 

josiesel
josiesel

@queuing_for_PS4 @jcnba28 at the rate sony are losing money nintendo would do better to stay out of their league $6.4billion losses and 10.000 staff made redundant

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

@Pikdum Seriously, I don't understand how some people around here haven't received perma-bans for their behavior on this site.

Pikdum
Pikdum

@jcnba28 @queuing_for_PS4 @DarkSaber2k  

This is the longest comment chain I've ever seen.

It was also mildly entertaining.