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EA defends lack of new IPs announced at E3 2013

Electronic Arts' pre-E3 press briefing was impressive, but one aspect worried some gamers: the distinct lack of new IPs shown off. The briefly was dominated by sequels and reboots, aside from Titanfall. EA exec VP Patrick Soderlund addressed the issue in an interview, stating there are new IPs in the works by the publisher.

"We look at it as... is new IP important to EA? Absolutely. Are we working on a lot of new things? Yes we are," defended Soderlund. "Are some of those new things the rebirth of old existing brands like Mirror's Edge? Yes. Are some of those things licensed properties like Star Wars? Yes. Do we have stuff in development that we haven't announced that are new IPs? Absolutely."

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Kevlar0091637d ago

I don't think a lot of people fully expected ME2 and Battlefront. Sure there were rumors and fan desire, but they surely were suprises at E3. They showed solid titles for throughout the year.

Heisenburger1637d ago

True, but both of those titles are new installments of "old" ip.

I am very happy with ME2 myself.

Enemy1637d ago

Ubisoft are destroying EA right now.

ABizzel11637d ago

I think Ubisoft was the most prepared for the transition to next-gen with the exception of Dice (That must be a pretty big team since they're working on 3 games).

Ubisoft did next-gen gaming better than anyone at E3 this year. Watch Dog and the Division look like next-gen gaming's evolution and even Assassin's Creed 4 looks like an improvement.

Others have shown next-gen games, but it seems like Ubi is already ready for the next-gen to hit Day 1, and working on year 1/2 titles.

Enemy1637d ago

Agreed, and there's a possibility we'll get Beyond Good and Evil 2 + Prince of Persia at Gamescom.

Watch_Dogs, The Crew, and The Division all look pretty damn amazing.

andrewer1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

battlefield 3.5...
but on topic, yeah they didn't show us much like Ubisoft

andrewer1637d ago (Edited 1637d ago )

who also loves BF2 and played BF3 a lot. You can't deny BF4 is just BF3 with some new stuff. Just take a look at the difference between BF2 and 3 and you will know what I'm talking about. And about Nintendo, they showed us Monolith Soft "X", Wonderful 101 AND they awesome games that even being old franchises are better than many new games.

Hufandpuf1637d ago

what did you really expect? Battlefield 3 was made almost 6 years after bf2. Bf4 is 2 year difference.

Loki861637d ago

I think ME2 and a new battlefront more than makeup for new IPs

ABizzel11637d ago

I get what he's saying, but none of those are "New IP's". Reboots are great as well and can feel new especially if it's been a long time since the original game(s), but a real New IP is something gamers look forward to heading into the next generation.

What's going to be the next big thing, and if we wanted more of the same we could stick to PS3, 360, and our current PC's.

Some gamers are looking for new gameplay ideas, new genres of games, new styles of play, new stories and world, new narratives, etc...

And EA has failed to show that at this E3.

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