Gaming industry & media never parts and where is media there will be always rumors and lately one of them can really brings someone's attention claiming that EA is considering a huge risk by entering the hardware Industry from the widest door.
EA have improved moralle as a company... I'm surprised I haven't seen a Guitar Hero console or an activision console.
I think I'll be one of their first customers if they managed to do it :)
We had an article like this about a year ago, why again?
before you say BS about what is posted below please remember the artist and designer and programmer are loving the direct x 11 stuff. If they aren't then they will be fired soonish. Game dev is going to cost even more in the next gen if we head on the current path of evolution. Some est it will cost north of 50million now. I think it's going to be pretty hard to recoup those cost at 2 million copies sold. Most publishers will need out side investors or other companies to jump into the game to stay relevant in the next gen which is getting close. id is one of those companies hit by it and other will follow. LOL you know where this rumor comes from? APPLE is thinking about buying a game company and they have no game and the hired an ibm guy for the chips and an xbox guy and then some one else. Apple made a huge amount on the new Iphone and games are seriously wetting their taste buds. On top of this you have a illing Steve... The prefect way to go on auto pilot is to get into gaming. Buy up EA bring out a sick little Wii killer that also kills the HD consoles and seriously please don't say apple doesn't know any thing about building systems. The of old Imac with a good GPU is more powerful than a xbox 360 and it never over heats. Apple is more likly to find a optical media to compete with sony also or better yet stream data, GASP from where who knows... sit and think about it why don't you. The 3do was EA's last try but they actually got a lot of people to committee to make games back then... those games sucked but it was out their. Thanks to MS and SONY turning the gaming market into a easy understandable almost MS wizard enabled industry any one with the money can get in and throw money at these publisher and developers. It would be curiously interesting if apple lend EA some style and design know how... would that equal a new company worthy of fighting nintendo in the realm of gaming or just another PC vender eating the wallets of the adult gamers. Apple would solidify the snoobery of the elite gamers and prove once and for all gaming is for adult , right? On top of this I predict Apple has made way more fans than MS or SONy could handle then add EA and this could be a problem for the two HD guys... You have not meet a fan boy till you have meet and apple fanboy! Those guys would crush the HD gamers to a pulp.... and on top of this apple are at every high end design school and have a strong following when it comes to artist. I may only have a power mac but if apple let me build my own mac then I would. I'm strictly a PC guy when it comes to work but many artist I work with are the same buy let apple make a console and the mac freaks will come out in full force. What is funny is SONY is a substitute for this. If this did happen then the PC take over will be complete! Basicly it would break down like this.. Nintendo console for games- PC console would happen- HD gaming is a baby step for this. Then you have PC high end gaming. Hey but that all rumors I'm glad I don't work for EA right now!
I think there is always room for a new console. I would be the first to buy as long as it has all of the features and functions. If EA did release a system, Sony would be in serious trouble! Imagine the PS3 without any EA titles. Sounds bad doesn't it! At least MS has an incredible list of exclusives and has a better relationship with developers.
ohhh noes those EA fanboys would be out of control!!
EA already HAS put out a console. It was the 3DO. Trip Hawkins was the head of EA and they spun off the console group into their own company and Trip moved over to head them up. They then licensed the console specs and formats out to various companies such as Panasonic, Goldstar and so on. When you look at the games EA put out on the 3DO, they are the beginnings of MANY of their current big games. Need for Speed being a very notable example. It was also where they first got into doing multiplayer 3d sports games such as FIFA Soccer.
thanks. very informative.
I discussed what will happen if EA do it now, because now some of their games are "must own" for so many gamers, ex.u can't say that need 4 speed was a reason to buy the 3DO while it was just a title with no history and released for the first time .
EA wont enter the market because they make more money off having games on every platform
agreed they make great games army of two is not a bad game deadspace was fun as sh!t bad company is great
Although that would not be to smart. They would want to keep their games exclusive to their platform "console" so they can push sales in both areas... "systems and games". Anyways three is enough just stick to making games...
what happen to OnLive ?? EA not gonna support them ?? ever sence E3 is over OnLive just died .. no one seems to talk about it. what about Zeebo ??? it came out but no one talks about it ..........
No one talks about OnLive because there haven't been any new developments.
ea makes way too much money off of software why try to make hardware in a crowded market and risk losing money?
Someone has to take third place and by introducing a new console into the market the PS3 will have no choice, but to get out once and for all. why keep garbage in the gaming market.
Source: See below. The official story: Apple had not returned requests for comment as of press time. What we heard: Of all the products on the market, few engender as much fanatical loyalty as the iPod. Sony was clearly hoping for something similar when it introduced the sleek PlayStation Portable in March of last year, touting that it played games and video, while the iPod didn't. Last October, Apple removed one of those advantages when it launched the fifth-generation video iPods. Since then, speculation has swirled that the Silicon Valley company is readying an iPod that could play things other than Brick and Parachute, two of the rudimentary games that come with the ubiquitous handhelds. This week, GameSpot learned that there may be more to the Apple-game rumors than mere Mac-mad daydreams. A tech-sector recruiter contacted the GS NewsDesk with an interesting story of a prospective hire that got away. Recently, when the recruiter made an offer to a software engineer, the engineer turned the offer down--saying he was being "heavily recruited by Apple." According to the engineer, an Apple hiring manager named Mike Lampell is heading up a group inside Apple's storied iTunes division. The group is specifically hiring for "C/C++ coders with a 'gaming background.'" The engineer says the project in question was described to him as "super secret," and Apple would not even tell him the exact nature of it until he had been hired and signed a non-disclosure agreement. So how credible is this story? The recruiter's credentials are beyond reproach, leaving the engineer as the wild card. Currently, Apple is only publicly listing one position with "game" in the job title, a "Consumer & Games Partnership Manager" in its Santa Clara, California offices. Strangely though, when one searches for a position with "game" in its description on Apple's job-listing database, no results come up--even though the Consumer & Games Partnership Manager position has the word "game" in the text. A fairly exhaustive review of the software engineer positions found none looking for game experience. However, the mention of Lampell gives the story some credibility. Lampell is a known developer who used to work at LucasArts, where he was a technical director on several major projects, including Star Wars Republic Commando. Lampell was laid off in August 2004 when LucasArts culled its development department in the first of a series of cost-cutting measures. However, GameSpot could not confirm his current employment at Apple, since attempts to elicit comment from the company had gone unanswered as of press time. Bogus or not bogus?: If Apple is doing game R&D, it sure is doing a good job keeping it quiet.
If this ended up being true Apple would have a sick advantage being familiar with those powerPC processors used in game systems. Wonder if it would end up meaning anything.
I guess we would see? How likely is it... well it is just a rumor.
10 first party games with the launch of the system and you're good.
just think of all the multiplats that would turn exclusive if they did. Dead Space, Mass Effect, NFS, Madden and that is only a few. I would get it for Dead Space & ME alone. It would hurt MS more then Sony because of the 1st & 2nd party studios that Sony has compared to MS who basically solely rely on 3rd party multiplat games with timed exclusivity.
Why cant Nintendo , M$ and Sony get together to make one unified console. Im fedup of seing all these console wars and fanboys. Maybe if the three companies get together and combine their funds to make one real beast thats easy to program games on which is a reasonable price then things would be better. Also they could make the Console have parts thats easily upgradeable (Graphics and CPU) just by plugging in new hardware (Plug in cartridge or something like that every 2 - 3 years upgrades). I know its easier said than done but it would save them and us money by doing this and if they put their heads together with R & D im sure they would be able to do it and make a killing and wouldnt need to release a new console so often. Also make the console with better but quieter cooling so that overheating wouldnt be a problem.I understand the end user want a small onsole but the smaller the console the more compromised the cooling for it is which leads to heat problems. The hardware parts will get smaller but keep the consoles the same size but improve on its cooling with quieter fans.
I wouldnt buy a console just for dead space. If they did that they would probably loose the NFl contract, so IM all for it. I guess Id have to upgrade my PC to get ME and DS, cause I wouldnt buy an ea console. Although I said that about the xbox 1 once too.
steve30x I agree with what you say their. They should all join together with ONE I MEAN ONE CONSOLE. So everyone can either use DVD or Blu-Ray format disc on their system.
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