Dead Space to bring EA new hope

For a while now Electronic Arts’ has been regarded pretty badly by gamers for it’s reputation of releasing sport and licenced only games. It seems however there is a huge change ahead with popular titles and original IP’s such as Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space and Spore all being relesed under it’s wing.

“We found a few years ago that we had a set of problems where EA’s reputation became one of just doing sports games, sequels, and licenses and the market was reacting to newer properties like Grand Theft Auto and Halo. At the same time, movie and sports licensors started jacking up their rates and it was becoming less profitable to chase licenses.” EA Games president Frank Gibeau

It seems that recently released titleDead Space is being named the model of EA’s future. Not only releasing as a game, Dead Space has spanned out into an animated movie as well as a comic book series.

This doesn’t mean sequals are out the window, EA are already plotting new idea’s for new Army of Two and Battlefield: Bad Company titles. At least it’s a start, right?

Lauren Wainwright

Lauren is a 21 year old obsessive gamer born in the south of England. She started off on an Amiga Commodore 500 Plus and has never looked back since. Lauren loves FPS, RPG's (Western and Japanese) and Adventure games with her favourite title being Tomb Raider. Interesting facts include Living in Japan, being on Inside Xbox more than once, being UK Xbox Gamer of the Month and being a bit of an Anime fan.

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