As Dragos reported yesterday, EA has announced that every major franchise they develop will be getting a free-to-play model. Peter Moore yesterday decided to clear up some confusion that their Gamescom announcement caused.
Moore said it is a fact that EA no longer makes “offline” games, but clarified that not every game EA ships will require an Internet connection.
EA NOT bringing F2P to every franchise.
Said Mr. Moore, “Many, if not most, of our games include single-player, offline modes that you can play entirely without an Internet connection, if you so choose. We know that’s something many of our players want, and we will continue to deliver it.”
With this bit of good news revealed, he went on to address the “confusion” regarding the company’s plans for free-to-play. Though at Gamescom he suggested that every major franchise (from EA) will indeed have a free-to-play option, he said yesterday taht that is not the case, though they are evaluating options for the future.
Said Mr. Moore, “I also see confusion about our plans for free-to-play games. Many of our most popular franchises for PCs and mobile–including Battlefield, Need for Speed, FIFA, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Plants vs. Zombies, and now Madden NFL, to name a few–already offer free-to-play experiences. Command & Conquer is another exciting new free-to-play game coming online later this year. However, not all of EA’s games will offer a free-to-play mode. We will continue to explore new free-to-play experiences for our franchises when we believe there is gamer interest and a cool new game we can build,” he added. “But of course, we will continue to deliver award-winning core gaming experiences on all of these franchises.”
What do you think of the “Confusion” regarding the company’s announcements?