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The Co-op Podcast #98: Could EA Survive Without Microsoft and Sony?

Gary Swaby of The Koalition writes:

Welcome to episode 98 of the Co-op podcast. We’re two weeks away from the big one, but in the meantime there’s much to discuss during this busy gaming month. This week Charles Singletary and Michael A once again debated over whether EA Access is a valuable service. During this debate the discussion turned to the question of whether EA could survive without Sony and Microsoft. They’re one of the publishers that has a lot of power because of their licenses, so they could pretty much sell directly to their consumers on whatever platform they choose.

But could they realistically survive without publishing on the two biggest consoles on the market? On the contrary, could Sony and Microsoft survive without EA? There are many Fifa and Madden only gamers in the world, so it’s definitely an interesting thought. Let us know what you think.

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Romudeth1464d ago

EA needs both companies just like both companies need EA.

rbailey1464d ago

Just like I said on the show, EA Access doesn't just have sports games. People who have the subscription will be able to play Dragon Age: Inquisition 5 days early and that's definitely a big deal. As for the question of if Sony and Microsoft needs EA, that is an absolute given. Microsoft def needs EA more to make up for their lack of exclusives but hopefully they will get better in this department as the years go by.

Neonridr1464d ago

Well considering EA doesn't support Nintendo anymore, I would say they are dependent on those two companies.

HisRoyalFlyness1464d ago

I'd love to see a Throwdown X Co-op podcast one day, I can imagine someone will get extremely mad.

Romudeth1464d ago

We've had these several times since JJ, Rich, and Charles have been on but we need some Throwdown dudes on Co-Op next.

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