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EA to reduce roster weight, but Mirror's Edge, Dead Space, sports are all safe

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EA confirmed it's to continue to trim games from its release schedule in a conference call last night, but that new IP brought to market this year will go forward with sequels.

"We're very pleased with a lot of our new franchises this year. Spore... [looks like an] ongoing franchise, Dead Space looks like a long-term big winner for us... Warhammer will continue to perform very well," said CEO John Riccitiello.

"Mirror's Edge was very strongly reviewed - That one's going to go forward. We'll be looking at some issues around the design to make sure that strong IP is married with strong business."

CFO Eric Brown said in the call that SKU reductions would most likely be split evenly between the company's casual titles and more traditional games, while the sports portfolio was likely to remain unaffected.

The execs were speaking to investors after issuing a Q4 sales warning last night.

Thanks Gamasutra and Shacknews.

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