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EA: Changes have kept us relevant

Had Electronic Arts not undergone a painful three-year transition of its business, the firm would today be irrelevant and in far worse shape”, a top exec art the firm has said. We will get the stock price back,”Frank Gibeausaidin an interview with Gamasutra. Our earnings are up.We’re on our way …

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EA: Offline games are finished

One of the most senior execs at Electronic Arts believes non-online-enabled games are a finished” commodity. EA Games label president Frank Gibeau said that online components in all the division’s games are now borderline compulsory – a move that illustrates the startling evolutionary pace of the modern games industry. I …

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EA: Movie game biz falling apart

Electronic Arts has no desire to return to the games-film licensing business that it once made a fortune from, a key exec at the firm has said. EA Games label president Frank Gibeau told Develop that film licence-based games, such as James Bond and Lord of the Rings, no longer …

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EA: Respawn deal is ironic

Long before former Infinity Ward owners Jason West and Vince Zampella fell out with Activision, the pair once walked away from EA and its Medal of Honor franchise. And the pair’s return to EA at the helm of new independent studio Respawn Entertainment is not without a sense of incongruity, …

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