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EA: "Every consumer will ultimately go online"

"Electronic Arts will be 'totally digitally-focused' in the future, moving away from the traditional packaged goods model to embrace digital distribution in a bid to avoid becoming 'another music industry'."

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cp683653d ago

Certainly not with their pathetic online service

Topshelfcheese3653d ago

I would agree with you, cause I've heard bad stuff about EA servers. However, I've never experienced any problems. I've been playing Battlefield:BC since launch and haven't had a single disconnect or lag.

Baka-akaB3653d ago

at the rate they keep buying and signing off studios , we sadly will ...

BattleAxe3653d ago

EA has a long way to go with online gaming. I'm trading in Battlefield due to the poor online service.

P4KY B3653d ago

I'm guessing that fans of a certain console will call for the boycott of EA over that statement.

f4t41_ph4nt0m3653d ago

EA should have taken into consideration the storage capacity/ abilities of the Xbox 360/ Wii. Not being a fanboy, but if they plan on primarily using digital distribution that means that the mentioned consoles will have an upgrade in storage capacity. Now that I think about it its much more needed for the Wii than the 360. The 360 currently has the option to either a 20, 60, or 120GB hard drive. Though expensive the option is still there. But the Wii...? Laurent Fischer is going to have to really consider his statement if this comes into being because not only will "geeks and otaku" need hardrives but those who just want to play will need them too.

Topshelfcheese3653d ago (Edited 3653d ago )

Even though I hate the thought of it, I have a feeling that the industry will end up doing this. However, I highly doubt it will be in the next 3-5 years, I'm thinking 10 years time at the earliest.

Mr_Showtime13653d ago

I want my game boxes to have on my shelf!

Sayai jin3653d ago

You will still be able to have the hard copies. It is something that will entually happen though, but it will not be the only option. It will be like CD's and MP3's. Can you still buy MP3's, yes, but now people have the option of getting a digital copy. Do you have CD's and CD cases or MP3's?

himdeel3653d ago (Edited 3653d ago )

...don't want to have to go online with every game I purchase. I also would prefer to not have large games that are download only.

I've been a pc gamer for longer then I've been a PS360 gamer and I honestly think as time progresses console developers will use online and DLC with more frequency. Duh! Likewise, it will give developers the fiscal reasons why they can distribute poorer quality games for greater profit.

Why release crap games you say?! Because they can just patch the problems later to get it into the hands of consumers now so that they get your money. Why result to patching problems, shouldn't developers just wait to release the product when it's ready? Hell nah!! That cost too much. So why does every game have to have online content associated with it? Also will games with offline content be considered old or antiquated? I'm glad you asked that question, well all games need online content so we can eventually finish and polish the game which we should finished before we shipped it. And lastly because everyone is online...aren't they?

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