EA: "We don't deliver offline experiences any more"
COO Peter Moore says gamers want to be connected; free-to-play options for every major EA franchise in the works.
Electronic Arts is moving away from offline games, COO Peter Moore has told Engadget in a new interview from Gamescom.
"We're seeing more and more of the online experience being part-and-parcel of every game. We don't ship a game at EA that is offline; just doesn't happen," Moore said.
Moore explained that gamers want to be connected for a variety of purposes, including keeping tabs on in-game statistics and achievements, as well as playing online multiplayer.
"So yeah, we don't deliver offline experiences any more."
Also in the interview, Moore said free-to-play options will be coming to every major EA franchise in the time ahead.
"The ability for you to be able to interact with those franchises on a free-to-play basis is going to be part-and-parcel with every major franchise we do now," Moore said. "And that's very important to Electronic Arts."
Some of EA's biggest franchises include Star Wars, Battlefield, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Command & Conquer, Madden, and The Sims, among others.
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