Does FIFA copy PES? EA execs respond to Konami accusations

EA Sports has responded to claims its FIFA team has been "copying" bitter rival PES, with football boss Matt Bilbey voicing sympathy for his accuser, Konami's Jon Murphy, suggesting the development team didn't "listen" to him.

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THamm2738d ago

Privately, Konami's comments raised eyebrows within EA, with representatives pointing out off the record that the time it took features to be developed and implemented made a mockery of the claims of plagiarism. Bilbey, however, admitted the rivalry between the two series had been of huge benefit to EA.

"We were fortunate to have Konami as a competitor, because it motivates you - you can't win unless there's someone to beat," he said.

--I wonder if the Madden team feels the same?