Moore “pissed a lot of people off” with Madden PC canning

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 07:35 GMT

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Speaking to GameDaily, EA Sports supremo Peter Moore has admitted that he knows how painful his decision to can Madden on PC this year will have been to some, but that the platform has simply “waned” for the publisher’s sports arm.

“I know I pissed off a lot of people, but I made a business decision, and the team’s made a business decision that we need to reset what we’re thinking about the PC right now, and maybe come back to market with a very different idea and approach next year, but we have do what’s right for our dev teams,” he said.

“It’s been very challenging for us over the past few years. People took some of what I said out of context – ‘serious business challenges on the PC.’ Well, the sentence actually [says] ‘for the sports category on the PC.’ And – rightly or wrongly – we’ve built sports games to take advantage of the plasma televisions, and the new hi-def experiences that people are having in their homes. We’ve also built them to be very social. So whether it’s playing online, or equally likely, two or four of you in the room together, the PC business has just… waned.”

The full interview’s here.

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