EA: Offline games are finished

Electronic Arts to trial new digital price-points and free-to-play models, Gibeau reveals.

One of the most senior execs at Electronic Arts believes non-online-enabled games are a “finished” commodity.

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TOO PAWNED2842d ago

sadly. I don't want mP in every single game, i am looking at you AC Broderhood and Dead Space 2

lzim2842d ago

but those ARE the commodities, not services, that they are talking about. pumping millions into 'games' for single player only doesn't make sense anymore.

SuperKing2842d ago (Edited 2842d ago )

I wouldn't say that. There's tons of single player games on PSN/XBLA and alot of them very successful. Eg Flower, Limbo etc. There's still interest in single player but only in bite-sized doses. Assassin's Creed 2 sold pretty well and that was single player only.

firefoxprime2842d ago (Edited 2842d ago )

Dude. You have to go "online" to get the games.
ps "network"? *facepalm*
Are you reading the same article?

lzim2842d ago

exactly. people just don't understand what the problem is.

lzim2842d ago (Edited 2842d ago )

they still don't understand.

just short of forcing MS, Sony, Nintendo and Apple to play ball as platform holders that need to have better online stores and publishing distribution policies that favor/force going online to get the most out of their games, or to get them to boot at all, their only other option is to do it for them.

aPerson2842d ago

Oh, great. Mass Effect 3 will have a tacked on online mode.

Screw you, EA.