Friday, July 25, 2014
EA Boss Has Seen PS4, Xbox 720

EA Boss Has Seen PS4, Xbox 720

EA’s president of labels Frank Gibeau said while giving his Keynote at GamesCom 2012 that he’s seen Sony and Microsoft’s new machines.

According to Gamespot, Gibeau said: “I’ve seen both of them”, before going on to discuss the future of the industry.

“Ten years ago we used to measure our market in terms of 200 million people. Now we are at a billion people playing games and we have a straight line view on 2 billion,” he adeed.

Gibeau then went on to affirm his stance that the free-to-play model will be the dominant path once next-gen rolls in: “Free to play will become the dominant pricing model by the end of the decade.”

Strange, isn’t it? The industry on a whole has confirmed next generation consoles at numerous junctures, but the console developers themselves are saying nothing.

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  • whyandwhatfor

    They want to make sales this holiday season. By Q1 we’ll get official announcements, by E3 2013 we’ll get gameplay demos and by holiday 2013 we’ll have new consoles.

    Or you can just buy an OUYA in March

  • http://www.starblindgames.com Christos Chatzisavvas

    I was skeptical on the Ouya. Blindly support it when I had no info on how it would be apart from CGI and wooden models, or know nothing of its operations since it hasn’t been mass produced nor tested. But I’ll most probably buy one at launch.

  • nick

    i really hope EA is not putting all their eggs in the F2P basket.
    id be pretty disappointing to see the company take a huge loss because there betting on customers flocking to it, when they wont!
    some like the idea, but allot more dont!

  • nick

    $ony publishing 6 days in fallujah?
    oh now that would of been sweet!
    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/ishv4h
    still hoping that game will eventually see the light of day some day!
    been dying for a accurate true to life dramatic tragic military shooter, and this looked exactly that!
    its amazing how this industry has managed to turn one of the most tragic most emotional experiences into one of the least!
    that REALLY needs to change!

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    No, Nick. You read the tweet wrong:
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    “A few years back, Allan left Sony Santa Monica to take over Sony’s Japan Studio after a very, very successful run as the SM studio head. When he was at Santa Monica he spearheaded a lot of amazing games, including bringing Gran Turismo PS2 to America (along with sir Taku, of course), TM:BLACK, WAR OF THE MONSTERS, FLOW, FLOWER, JOURNEY, KINETICA, and the GOD OF WAR franchise. He also was the guy who funded and supported LA NOIR for a long time before that game left Sony and went to RockStar, along with SIX DAYS IN FALLUJAH and bunch of other very imaginative, cool games that never came out but clearly carried the banner for ‘games as art/games-being-more-conceptually-meaningful-than-games-as-action-movies’.** He also made lots of earlier Sony hits as well (from Equinox to Skyblazer to Twisted Metal to Jet Moto).”

    It’s saying he “was”, past tense, not present.

  • nick

    and whats to say he did not leave the game behind?
    just because hes left the studio does not mean the idea of $ony publishing the game went down the drain.