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Riccitiello would "love" to charge for Spore body parts

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Speaking in EA's first quarter earnings call last night, company boss John Riccitiello said that you'd be paying for Spore creature body parts if he had his way. From Edge:

"I would love to imagine that two years from now or a year from now the debate is whether or not we need a 'Spore' label inside of EA," Riccitiello said, envisioning a franchise as successful as The Sims, which has its own label.

He said he'd love to "be able to monetize, if you will, body parts, plant parts, car parts and planets as a way to generate incremental revenue on an installed base of several million active users."

Riccitiello is careful not to get ahead of himself. The game doesn't launch until September 7.

"But it's a little bit like pool. I'm afraid if we spend too much time setting up the second shot, we'll miss the first shot," he said.

"Right now, it's all hands on deck to make September 7 the event that matters."

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