When it comes to pumping out game after game, there is no one in the business better than the Bay Area's Electronic Arts. The prolific publisher is home to several top-selling franchises, and its developers are hard at work creating games for the two upcoming next-generation systems--Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation 3.
Today, the company boasted its progress for its PS3 games, stating that 30 are currently in development. By late March of 2007, the company expects to have 8 to 10 PS3 games in retail, including the recently announced Fight Night Round 3 and Def Jam: Icon. EA also confirmed that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, Need for Speed Carbon, and Madden NFL 07 would be launch titles.
EA execs weren't bashful about praising the PS3's hardware. "This is only the beginning," said president of EA Studios Paul Lee. "In the months and years to come, developers will take greater advantage of the PlayStation 3's Cell processors and Blu-ray storage capacity to create games of stunning depth and texture."
Currently, EA has announced the following PS3 games (listed alphabetically):
Game (release date--subject to change)
Army of Two (2007)
Battlefield: Bad Company (2007)
Burnout 5 (Q1 2007)
Def Jam: Icon (March 2007)
Fight Night Round 3 (December 12, 2006)
Madden NFL 07 (November 17, 2006)
Medal of Honor Airborne (Q1 2007)
NBA Street Homecourt (TBA)
Need for Speed Carbon (November 17, 2006)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (November 17, 2006)
Curiously, EA left NBA Live 07--thought to be a PS3 launch title--off the list.