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EA takes risks, has 6-8 new IP in the works, claims Soderlund

Friday, 6th September 2013 11:20 GMT By Dave Cook

EA Games head Patrick Soderlund has stated that the company has between six and eight new IP in the works, following claims that it’s not making enough original titles.

Speaking with MCV, Soderlund highlighted the Star Wars license and Mirror’s Edge as key examples of the publisher taking risks.

He added, “We are working on a new Mirror’s Edge game, and although that’s not a new IP, it is a revival done in a new way. We are developing Star Wars Battlefront, which to us is a new IP, even though it isn’t technically. We have six to eight completely new IPs in the works. The day we stop making new IP is when we go onto life support. We need to incubate new ideas and push creative boundaries.”

Soderlund’s right, Star Wars and Mirror’s Edge aren’t new IP at all, so what do you think of the quote above? Is EA a risk-taker, or could it stand to be more adventurous?

Let us know below.

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6 Comments

  1. CoryBittickThePornoCritic

    And by “new” they mean “games that are essentially the same as our cash-cow franchises but with a few insignificant differences”. Business as usual.

    Oh EA, you lovable scamp you.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    LOL EA listed two technically incorrect examples to prove they do New IPs :)

    Oh boy how many “New IPs” do they have up their sleeves?

    #2 12 months ago
  3. CyberMarco

    So, if they’ll decide to reboot MoH in a WWII era that’s a new IP, oh! and if they want to bring NFS back to its Underground era that’s another new IP too.

    If so, Nintendo must have been in a rampage delivering new IPs every 2-3 months! :P

    #3 12 months ago
  4. GrimRita

    Probably all mobile from the studios they bought up

    #4 12 months ago
  5. AngryConsumer

    take the risk, haha… the joke of the day.

    #5 12 months ago
  6. Gheritt White

    Personally speaking, I’d just love a sequel to Dante’s Inferno.

    #6 12 months ago

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