EA Focusing On Consoles Over PC

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 1:44 PM

In a recent interview, EA COO Peter Moore cites the transition to the Playstation 4 and XBox One as their biggest focus right now, closely followed by the mobile platforms.

PC gaming has been pushed to third in line, as EA attempts to follow the rapidly changing trends of gaming; always looking for the largest cut available...

Moore discussed his thoughts on the future of the games industry, including the current role of PC gaming and how he believes it will be affected by the introduction of the next-gen consoles.

The two new consoles will inevitably snag the lion’s share of the attention as their releases draw nearer, and it’s not surprising that EA have taken this approach. Since 2009 they have had a greater revenue from Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 titles individually than they have from PC games.

This won’t come as welcome news to us PC enthusiasts, particularly after the news from TechReport in March that the PC gaming market grew 8% from the previous year. This news comes as EA look to shift to the free-to-play and freemium model in the PC market, the newest payment model aimed at the casual users. Moore went on to say that the free-to-play experience should become a part of every EA title.

Despite this it’s not all doom and gloom, as they still have some huge AAA titles set to launch on PC in the coming months; such as the hotly-anticipated Battlefield 4 and the slick looking Titanfall.

What do you make of EA's focus upon the next-gen consoles, even with growing PC game sales? Do you think their 'free-to-play' dream has a future? Tell us below.

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10:03 Aug-28-2013

They focus on console because they will make more money
1st The game on consoles are more expensive than PC's
2nd No one is going to download a game (pirated)and install it on his console so yes that's why the make more games on consoles
Screw consoles... next-gen bullsh!ts I prefer my PC which is upgradable and can be used for ever.

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15:32 Aug-28-2013

Consoles are actually easier to hack than PCs now... If you ask me, there are more pirated console games than pirated PC games.

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05:48 Aug-28-2013

Sadly that is where the money is at...

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01:34 Aug-28-2013

Fine by me. Wasn't planning to waste hard drive space with EA software anyway.

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01:18 Aug-28-2013

All I have to say is remember who made you who you are. Pc Gamers did.
Remember that EA.

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00:17 Aug-28-2013

Console gaming will always make more $$$ than PC gaming. It's much easier (and cheaper) to grab a console and play a game.

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20:38 Aug-27-2013

Brace yourselves crappy console ports are coming.

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22:49 Aug-27-2013

as long as BF4, Mirror's Edge 2 and Battlefront aren't crappy ports I'm good with EA not focusing on pc because DICE games are optimized.

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23:42 Aug-27-2013

Lets hope for the best.

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01:13 Aug-31-2013

Here's hoping.

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19:39 Aug-27-2013

Consoles. Psht. You have to buy a new console every so often when all you have to do for a PC is buy new parts. Hmmm i wonder who wins that?

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19:51 Aug-27-2013

You mean every few years right?

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19:27 Aug-27-2013

I only care about BF4.
Go fak yourself, Peter Moore.

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20:39 Aug-27-2013

yup only game that ea has that interests me.

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19:27 Aug-27-2013

nothing new, I realized that when NFS: The Run arrived :P

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16:30 Aug-27-2013

I think it's not strange that they are focusing on consoles, new version consoles is going to be released. Of course it will divert their attention, but that will be not long. Even if playstation or xbox rocks after releasing, it will be temporary. PC's will eventually get their as they won't get...

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16:30 Aug-27-2013

...out dated as consoles get after some years.

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15:27 Aug-27-2013

Good..we don't need EA to make pc games..-__-.....!!!!!

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14:38 Aug-27-2013

As a PC gamer who doesn't own a console all this leaving pc behind trend followed by R*, EA (Lately) and others really saddens me :(.
Is the PC gaming market that small or what do you guys think is causing this?

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22:47 Aug-27-2013

Well R* only did one good pc port and that was Max Payne 3 I believe other than that the games they ported played on pcs like the pcs were toasters for the most part and EA just wants money so yea...

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12:54 Aug-28-2013

Yeah totally agree, but I've seen MP3 and GTAV look very similar so I still keep hoping GTAV will run, I won't say good but at least OK on PC.
Anyways I know I will give them my money for sure.

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14:37 Aug-27-2013

And this is supposed to surprise us?! EA will sell their souls, just to make 1 extra buck.

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15:18 Aug-27-2013

Sad but true.

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14:26 Aug-27-2013

I hate you more and more EA!

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15:38 Aug-27-2013

At least all EA games will be optimized for your GPU

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22:47 Aug-27-2013

Haha true.

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00:14 Aug-28-2013

I'm a PC gamer before being a AMD gpu owner,i don't care about their games being optimized for me i just want them to show more consideration for all PC gamers,like CD projekt for example. All EA is thinking about is making more profit.. I love console gaming, but the PC should be the leading platform :)

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