At its EA Summer Showcase event in Redwood today, Electronic Arts has announced a partnership with Epic Games and Grasshopper (Suda 51). The partnership also involves Shinji Mikami, who is responsible for the Resident Evil series. More inside.
New EA ftw. :)
Suda 51 ? I hope that means No More Heroes will be coming to 360 (and ps3). edit : lol , bubble. Now what pun can I do with "No Pudding"...hmmm...lol
I agree LaChance. If it's EA, La-Chances are it will be multiplatform. (see what I did there :D) But glad to see everyone is excited regardless.
Word. Hopefully we're just going to be seeing more and more good things happening at EA, leading to more and more good games as opposed to rushed, unfinished, buggy, uninspired crap. This is a lot of gas for the fire they've started under their own asses. EDIT: Can one of you guys above me inform me as to what I do once I'm tracking people? What does that actually do other than add them to a list that I can remove them from (but why do that if it does nothing?) I was hoping I could click their names on a list and see their latest comments, blogs, etc... I'm pretty new to N4G.
I'd think it'd be more likely that it's a new title entirely. Regardless, a partnership between Suda 51 and Mikami can only be a good thing.
Agreed, I wanted to emntion this. EA are a new company in my eyes. It pisses me off that it happened so easily, I feel shallow for beign able to let it go so quickly, but... The stuff they are publishign now, is head and shoulders above what it used to be. All of a sudden. It all started with Skate.
Midway going down the drain left EpicGames without a distributor, was only a matter of time until they signed with either ActiBlizzard of EA
I'm just glad they didn't go to either Sony or Microsoft.
Agreed... EA is about a financially stable as either of the hardware producers, and with their new leaf, the company is also willing to allow some innovation within their games. Well maybe not total innovation, but decent games, they still need a guarenteed return.
If you dont think MS has Gears locked up you are crazy.
Im ready to bet MSFT signed for Gears 3 as soon as they saw the first week sales for Gears 1 lol. I mean who with a minimum of skill in business not do something like that way in advance ?
They own the IP, like they do halo, pgr etc.
I agree with LaChance, but still, they only own the rights to the first 2, anything could happen. No need to get all defensive people >_>
No, it's like he said. It's intellectual property owned by Microsoft. No likeness can be used, even. Anything with Marcus Fenix is Microsoft's. That's not to say I wouldn't like to see it on PS3, since I'd rather not have to pay to play online.
Really? They own the Gears IP? Did not know that..I thought they only owned the rights to the first two...hmm.
MS doesn't own the Gears IP Epic does MS only has publishing rights for the first 2 games...come one people we already had this discussion on the forums were even a user even went as far as to shows us the current registration of the IP were all the blanks were filled with Epic Games I think after the whole "MS owns the IP of Bioshock and Mass Effect!" I thought people would have learned by now >.>
This is a partnership for one game. It's not like gears is suddenly owned by EA.
I'm really starting to dig the new EA. I still loath EA's sports division but their publishing and new IP's is looking good. I hope they keep on this path.
I really hope this is more good signs of what's to come from EA. They seem to be trying a lot f'ing harder, which is commendable and I'll be hoping that the games are quality.
That's sort of good to hear. Never knew that. Do PCF still own rights for Painkiller?
People Can Fly is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Epic Games. They worked on the PC version of Gears as their last project.
SWEET I <3 Suda 51 XD
This new EA is great. Definitely getting Dead Space (renting it anyway, gotta save up for my ps3!).
We talked about this last year. Epic never said that Gears of War would never be on the ps3 either. And why wouldnt it go multiplatform? Its not like the ps3 doesn't have 14 million people that wouldn't mind buying the game for the ps3. I personally dont like the game, but I think since Microsoft is taking alot of ps3 exclusives why cant the ps3 some of theirs? Oh wait, I know why,, but I'll keep that to myself, I dont wanna get banned.
Unfortunately their customer service is worse than ever. Still, I hope the new games get more and more quality.
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