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.