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EA Games CEO Says the iPad is its Fastest Growing Platform

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Jul 27, 2011.

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    [FONT=&quot]EA CEO John Riccitiello has been speaking to IndustryGamers about the seismic shift that the iPad, iPhone and iOS gaming in general has created within the gaming world. He even goes so far as to say that consoles are no longer the dominant force in gaming. He also says that the previous cycle of console and game releases is effectively dead, killed by the success of iOS gaming and mobile gaming in general. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]“Consoles used to be 80% of the industry as recently as 2000. Consoles today are 40% of the game industry,†Riccitiello told IndustryGamer, before going on to say that the iPad is EA’s fastest growing platform.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]In a later report on recent remarks to investors by Riccitiello, also featured on IndustryGamer, he talks about how EA has been diversifying so that it doesn’t get left behind by this massive shift in the games industry. For example, it has acquired Plants vs. Zombies developer, PopCap Games, to expand its mobile division.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]“When this transaction closes, this incredibly talented team will further strengthen EA’s already strong portfolio of IP,†said Riccitiello, also noting that although the games industry has undergone massive changes recently, “games are reaching a far larger audience base than ever before.â€[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Source: [/FONT]EA CEO: Consoles Now Only 40% of Games Industry - IndustryGamers
    EA's Riccitiello Says The Traditional Dev Cycle Is 'Gone Forever' - IndustryGamers
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    as long they keep the prices down, people would be using iOS as a casual game plattaform.

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    Now, if they would respond by writing more full-featured versions of their Sims 3 for iOS, that would be swell. Maybe they plan to do that with their Facebook Sims game.
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    Is anyone else disappointed with the fact that the iPad 2 was promoted on how well infinity blade plays on it yet we haven't seen any more games released at that caliber?

    I love game and IB is great but I want more. They seem to be catering to the lowest common denominator.
    EA and Gameloft are doing good but where are the others?

    Just my two cents.

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    Rainbow Six? With 5v5 online....
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    I will give it a try. Is it as good as IB?

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