December 1, 2006 - In a recent Q & A session with GamesIndustry.biz, Alain Tascan, general manager at EA Montreal claims that the cost of making games has become "crazy" in recent years. He predicts that this rapid increase in development costs can only result in a restructuring of business models.
During the session, Tascan indicated that this shift would likely occur soon, saying: "I'm not sure that the model we have here will be the model in 15 years, and that the EA you know today will be the EA you know then. I'm sure we'll do things differently, just because of the cost. The cost of games now is crazy."