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EA Sports to “abandon physical media” in PC space, says Moore

Thursday, 30th April 2009 12:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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EA Sports president Peter Moore has told VG247 that the firm is moving away from PC SKU discs entirely.

“It’s not that we’re abandoning the PC as a platform for sports gaming,” Moore said, referencing a decision last year to drop most of EA Sports PC versions.

“You might say we’re abandoning the old model of physical media because we believe the future is online and connected.”

The exec added that announcements regarding EA Sports future policies on PC gaming would be made in the “next few months,” but outlined that his PC games going forward would likely follow a micro-payment model.

“You’re going to see us take a lot of our learnings from what we’re doing with our games in Asia, where I’ll give you the game for free, or a certain level for free,” he said.

“And my hope is that you’re enjoying it that much that you’ll buy things and you’ll upsell. And then there’s no barrier to entry whatsoever.”

Moore was talking in an interview at EA’s spring showcase last week. Get part one here.

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7 Comments

  1. Grimrita

    This is probably the most sensible thing this man has ever said and there is no doubting that the next installment of Battlefield( not heroes) will be download only.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    It’s so obviously the way forward. Computers + broadband = no need for discs. Thank fuck. Stupid wasteful things.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Mike

    I like physical media. :(

    #3 5 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    YOU CONSERVATIVE!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Whizzo

    As long as EA ditches the fucking stupid “download insurance” bullshit they’ve been trying to con PC gamers with I’m not too fussed. However if I’m getting something online I want to be able to download it any time I want and also it’s got to be cheaper than buying physical software, the prices on the EA Store are a complete joke.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Morrius

    Hopefully they’ll go with Steam and not their own so-far-rubbish service.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. hitnrun

    So they dropped most of their PC titles to protect their less-easily-piratable versions, but we should care how they deliver their last few remaining PC titles…why?

    #7 5 years ago

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