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EA has not yet green-lit more Nintendo Switch titles

Publisher EA is not yet ready to fully commit to Nintendo’s Switch. CFO Blake Jorgensen has told the Wall Street Journal that despite the release of FIFA 18 in September, it is still too soon for EA to judge whether the game has sold sufficiently. Instead, the company wants to …

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EA boss Wilson talks Visceral and loot boxes as Star Wars Battlefront II undergoes changes

The CEO of EA has again denied claims that the decision to scrap Visceral’s Star Wars game and close the studio was linked to a strategic move away from single-player gaming. “You may have heard the conversation around single player versus multiplayer or single player versus live service and [Visceral’s …

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EA insists Star Wars cancellation was not about the single-player games business

Publisher EA has challenged the narrative that it cancelled Visceral’s Star Wars game because it was a single-player experience. Speaking to Kotaku in a wide-ranging peace about the development struggles endured by the title, executive vice president Patrick Söderlund said: “This truly isn’t about the death of single-player games — …

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Visceral Games: GaaS is the key but don’t ignore IP and player cannibalisation

This week’s news that EA has chosen to shutdown Visceral Games and its unnamed, narrative-driven Star Wars title is the talk of the games industry. Pretty much everyone, myself included, is in agreement that the game didn’t fit with EA’s strategy of capitalising on games-as-a-service titles (GaaS) which retain player interest for …

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