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TechRadar: EA has to re-learn games publishing

Latest losses due to shift from licenses to new IPs...

EA should be applauded for its recent investment in new intellectual properties, according to industry analysts...

EA has published its latest financial results today, with the news not looking good for over 1,100 members of staff. The company announced 12 EA facilities worldwide are to close as part of the publisher's latest round of cost-cutting measures.

Downturns are never fun to report on (unless you are an evil misanthrope that takes pleasure in other's misfortunes) yet there is one aspect of this particular story about EA's latest financial woes that many news outlets are perhaps overlooking.

"One of the issues that I have not seen many talk about is the transition that EA has steadily been making over the last few years from a company heavily dependent on third-party licences to one whose fortunes rest more on its own IP [intellectual property]," says games analyst Nick Gibson, from gamesinvestor.com

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