Electronic Arts has explained to NowGamer why it was missing from the substantial list of developers set to develop for Sony's next handheld console...
We need assurances that this won't tank like the PSP did. Well played, EA.
Over 60 million sold worldwide + http://www.ea.com/platform/... = your fail comment
that's not the issue , yes the psp was a success , but not every publisher thrived on it . Besides the usual array of fifa/madden etc , do we even know a successful psp ea game ? Of course it's in great part the fault of EA , the first to push its shoddy ports on psp . If you already got fifa on home consoles , why would you pick their psp version with no advantages whatsoever ?
Need for speed most wanted is EA's biggest seller on the PSP with 1.3m. Not bad at all! You know for sure that there will be an exclusive Rockstar title for the NGP with GTA liberty city stories selling 2.7m
60+ million PSP's sold and one of the lowest software attach rates ever. EA probably wants assurances that their software isn't going to be pirated before it ever hits store shelves. That's one of the biggest problems the PSP has faced. It's a good system, but it is cracked wide open. Publishers have fled from this platform and that's sad. It's a really great handheld.
Only here in North America the PSP isn't doing well because of the lack of developers and publishers for the system.
Bulletstorm would be nice to see in this beast!
Sony basically brow beat developers and publishers into excepting their exorbitant fees because PS2 sold 100+ million and used that as leverage...pay backs are a bitch. Sony is nowhere near that lofty number and never will be and the vultures are circling...lol. Activision was the first to bitch slap the mighty Sony into submission when they told those guys to drop the price of the PS3 or Activision was gonna walk away from them. Activision was right and they announced to the world that Sony had made a billion dollars off of Activision so they better listen. The share holders are always listening...they dropped that price and fast. EA is renegotiating there deal with the " were number 3 " Sony guys...it's all business. If Sony ever gets back to the top, they will have some negotiating power...it won't be this gen...lol. Remember when Sony tried to beat down the patent holders of the controller rumble...lol...how arrogant was Sony. Then they tried to go solo with no rumble...LMFAO.
Here is the issue and you could tell by the developers at the press conference. What are we gonna do here? NGP is powerful. Console like. Equipped with all existing communication functions of the PS3 and more. What do we do? If you can port a game in a matter of days to the system like the Epic developers again. What do we do? Should there be a paradigm shift within EA? What if they are thinking how can we charge the gamer twice for the same experience on NGP and PS3? Will they create $70 PS3 games with the NGP version on the BD to be downloaded and saved in the cloud to pick up where you left off on the console. This NGP could open up so many opportunities and gamers could benefit like never before. EA should think about how they should approach this and make gamers happy. I would pay a little extra to have the PS3 and NGP versions of the game. Yet this MAY limit the usage of the touch screen etc... However they could still build their UIs around the specs of the Touch screens for certain things. I think that their sports games would work great with the 2 versions on one BD approach and $10 premium since as we have heard porting is fast and easy.
EA is secretly making their own console/portable unit.
Well, EA plsy save.
That has nothing to do with it. Most likely, this has to do with Sony royalty/license fees. They are probably trying to negotiate a 1-2% reduction or something along those lines. Even small reductions like that can add up to big numbers in the end. Regardless, they will make games for this platform. It would be unrealistic to believe otherwise.
EA 'In Talks With Sony' To Develop For NGP -In other words, they're up to something large and good...a surprise??
Mass Effect for NGP Dead Space for NGP Bioshock for NGP Crysis for NGP
either at e3 or even GDC they will announce or show those games on NGP to get it hyped. EA and Sony have a good partnership so they are probably just planning something big. Mass Effect and Dragon Age on the go OH HELL YEA
ME and DA would benefit the most from the touch screen for setting up traps and strategically moving your characters. ME 5 min missions. Totalling 30hr game. Sounds great. ME and DA would be perfect for NGP.
Bioshock is published by Take-Two which wholly owns 2K. Also, don't quote me, the EA partners program allows third party developers to keep their IPs, meaning Crysis NGP would be Crytek's decision and not EA's.
Crysis for NGP? LMAO
I was about to say... You guys don't honestly believe the NGP is powerful enough to run Crysis, especially when we already have the hardware specs for it, right? :/
@above You don't honestly think that the game will be an exact port from the PS3 do you? Ever heard of optimisation?
lol crysis on ngp cry_sis doesnt even diserve to be on the ps3
ngp is more powerful than 360, i think its doable
"Ever heard of optimisation?" No, I've never heard of "optimisation."* You are setting yourself up for overall disappointment in terms of the NGP if you think they're going to be able to optimize a game like Crysis on a handheld, when it's console counterpart (the PS3) cant even RUN the first game, let alone have a game that looks anywhere near as good as Crysis. http://i162.photobucket.com... The NGP's a monster of a handheld, but relatively speaking, it's not that powerful. The minimum requirements for Crysis are higher than the hardware specifications of the NGP. *I assume you are referring to the term "optimization".
If FIFA and Madden don't hit NGP that's a large piece of the market that will reconsider getting one...
Yeah man that would be so awesome if I could play FIFA with this gen graphics instead of the PSP graphics:O CANNOT WAIT
I want Dead Space on the PSP2, and maybe Mirror's Edge 2.
The more games the better, bring as many games as possible cos they will look awesome. I wanna see a Heavy Rain with NGP. Imagine all those different controls for it.
ea great there the ms of the gameing market 90% of ea games this gen are crap or just $$ makers. look at moh...
Great grammar there Tex. Now, would you please edit your comment so people can actually understand what the hell you wrote.
? if you don't know what ms/moh/$/ea means then google it
MOH is a good game. If you are talking about games this gen are crap and are just $$ then you should talk about activision.
im refereing to ea's crap quality but sense you enjoy a fps with trigger spawns/dumb ai and bad glitch's you will enjoy ea's quality have you tried mercs2? mercs1 beats it handsdown also me2 ps3 receiveing patch to fix me3 engine issues and corrupt save issue.
Because EA's games have been the ONLY games to receive patches this gen, right? Also, The_Nameless_One wasn't just talking about the acronyms you used that weren't understandable. Your ENTIRE sentence structure made it extremely hard to decipher what you were trying to say. EA has introduced some of the greatest new IPs this generation. They seem to be the only publisher with two of the most talented studios that can make a multiplatform game look and run 110% identically between both the 360 and PS3. You're looking at the wrong publisher. Activision is what you want to refer to.
Medal of Honor / Battlefield & Need For Speed Shift 2.. or the first Shift 1, whichever one works. & of course, Crysis. It may not perform at the highest quality & performance.. but it'd be nice to see it run on the device anyway.
EA is worried that NGP might be too powerful and therefore they can't get away with shoddy ports as easy profit for gullible consumers. They'll actually be responsible for making QUALITY games and that scares them.
You can't blame them,NGP is a successor to a console that made some developers return dev kits. Western games also sell like shit in Japan,soo... EA just wants more money and less risk,they will probably get it.No EA would be really really bad for ngp
Well I think it is a good thing. EA could give it some juice with tons of action and adventure style games and racers. Criterion, Crytek, Slightly Mad, DICE, Visceral and Bioware. Nice bunch of companies right there. Respawn entertainment should have a version of their first title on NGP. (You know the Infinity Ward Guys.)
why would EA NOT publish for any device? It's EA. It would be news if they weren't developing for it, but hearing that the third largest game publisher in the world will develop games for one of the three largest video game device manufacturers is hardly noteworthy (it would be equally uninteresting if they were in talks to develop for microsoft or nintendo.)
Anyone who believes EA & Ubisoft will not get on board NGP should sell there gaming rig/consoles and return to Etch-a-sketch or Speak and Spell. Actually, Nintendo's 'Game and Watch' would be applicable.
Yeah they even went on the doomed to fail Ngage . The only platform EA even truly considered boycotting and did boycott was the Dreamcast . And that was when they tried to bully Sega into giving up their superior sports games .
just preordered the ngp. i have to have madden for the device,,,ill be so pissed if its not there for launch. all they have to do is port the damn thing from ps3. they dont have to make a new game
I would love to play Mass Effect on the NGP, but I could really careless about Madden. Just give me NBA2k12 and MLB The Show. I will be buying 2 NGP's one for me and one for my son as long as they allow me to play games on my TV also. Regardless if EA wants to make games for the NGP I'm sold.
EA not developing for a new console/ handheld, thats like saying the sun will never shine again.
I am pretty sure that EA will release games for the NGP.
'Oh it's not fair, please Mr EA, make games for the NGP or it might not be worth buying one' ...sob, boo hoo! The comments here are borderline ridiculous! Well of course EA will/are making games for NGP...will the drama queens cut the whining and move on FFS!!!! :)
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.