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"No offline games" for EA Sports

Peter Moore predicts social future

President of EA Sports Peter Moore has spoken about the importance of social networking in gaming, especially to EA's Madden and FIFA franchises.

"There will be no offline games," Moore predicted in an interview with Gamasutra "And it's very pleasing to see how our industry has embraced connectivity, has changed our business models to react to consumer demands."

Speaking of integrating online and social aspects into EA products, Moore said: "We want to use this ability to make our games less discrete, standalone experiences and more like services. Madden shouldn't be a place you buy, it should be a place you go."

"We're already doing that [with] FIFA... There's a massive humanity that supports this tribal thing called soccer out there, and how do we bring that to life within the video game experience?"

EA Sport's FIFA 11 included Creation Center, which allows players to share their own players and teams online or upload videos of their performances, while the free-to-play Madden NFL Superstars on Facebook allows fans to manage their own NFL team.

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Pier Castonguay Programmer 7 years ago
Derps
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James Prendergast Research Chemist 7 years ago
Consumer demands? I don't think i'm hearing of anyone who's asking for "always on" connectivity...

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Also, it's called "Football"!!

Edited 1 times. Last edit by James Prendergast on 17th June 2011 9:44am

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Eduardo Santos Administrator, Takeitgame7 years ago
I totally agree with you, James. There are absolutely no consumer demands for this. Just industry interest in it.
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I rather have offline ability. the online connectivity is a mild bonus, but in reality these games are better played ove Christmas with neighbors and friends...local community and such.
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Joe Winkler trained retail salesman, Expert7 years ago
"Also, it's called "Football"!! lol.
he's amercian (or at least talks for an american audience) ;)

I'm not into sport games anymore but the most important thing, like Mr. Wong already said is playing OFFLINE with friends. That may be diffrent with shooter 'cause of the split screen but sportsgames are and always will be more fun with more people on one couch.
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