EA close to deal with Comcast to stream video games through the service – report

Saturday, 3 May 2014 20:08 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA could be working on a deal with Comcast, which would allow the developer to stream games through the cable service network.

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This is according to Reuters report picked up by GI International overnight, which states EA has been testing the service for going on two years.

EA is rumored to be close to signing a deal with Comcast, which would find the games streamed through X1 – Comcast’s OS which supports voice commands and Internet applications.

Time Warner Cable and Comcast are set to merge, providing the deal’s approval by the Federal Trade Commission, and if approved, EA would have access to Comcast’s 22 million users as well as those earned through the Time Warner acquisition.

The EA deal would also make purchasing a video games through the service as “easy as ordering a movie on pay-per-view.”