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EA Sports on PCs & Used Games

Edge Online quotes the quotable head of EA sports Peter Moore, who explains that the business model of shipping EA Sports games on physical discs for PCs "simply isn’t working." Taken from a full interview with Moore, the excerpt has indications that he thinks the future of EA sports games on PCs will rely on digital distribution: "And along the context of making the right choices with our resources and making sure that we’re delivering a return on investment for valuable employee time, I’ve got to find innovative ways to bring our content to life on the PC and online is the way that that’s going to happen." Chatty Mr. Moore is also quoted on GamesIndustry.biz saying that online is also key to his feeling that publishers have to find a way of taking advantage of used game sales and scads of money they generate.

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23. Re: EA Sports on PCs & Used Games Apr 30, 2009, 15:50 everyone
 
The core game itself is the same on PC and 360. I'm not necessarily referring to the technical operation of the game on the two systems. I mean the game itself is repetitive and, once you've played it, you've played all of it. It's a spamfest and that's about it. If the game had more longevity, it would have not been such a disappointment. I think that EA's pressure might have had something to do with that so that the game could be released simultaneously on the 360 and PC, but that's just pure speculation. I even have friends who, though they like the game, they don't see it as being worth more than maybe $15 for the amount of play you get out of it. After that, it wears pretty thin. The free weekend coming up for it on Steam might help more people get into it, but that doesn't fix its replayability issues.  
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