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EA bringing back PC sports in 2009, "we are retooling these titles"
Posted: 31.07.2008 12:50 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
During a conference call Peter Moore, president of EA Sports, announced that the PC sports genre will be revitalised starting next year.

They cited "serious business challenges" as the cause for no offerings this year which drew heavy criticism from long time fans of the franchises.

"We are retooling these titles to take advantage of the online connectivity in a bigger and more meaningful way," Moore said. He also explained that EA is experimenting with subscription systems to reward players, but didn't divulge anything concrete.

Let's hope this reinvigoration delivers better games for PC sports fans that are actually geared toward the PC platform, and not just a tweaked port.



Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun
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Comments

By Dtesh (SI Member) on Jul 31, 2008
Dtesh
i\"m toooo.... theese games are a little bit booooooooooring....
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 01, 2008
herodotus
Considering the rise in popularity of eSports television, its\' surprising that the franchises have fallen in quality steadily since 2006. Hopefully they can do better in \'09 (NBA Live 09...oh yeah!!!)!
By Orv (SI Core) on Aug 01, 2008
Orv
\"Let's hope this reinvigoration delivers better games for PC sports fans that are actually geared toward the PC platform, and not just a tweaked port."

Amen.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 01, 2008
herodotus
Unfortunately the latest on NBA LIVE09 is that it\'s being developed for XB360 first and foremost. That will no doubt be the same for all other sports titles so unless its\' a damn good port I\'ll give it a pass (the last two were awful).