All publications by tag «Electronic Arts»
Why EA saw decline in mobile revenue despite obtaining big hits through Glu and Playdemic acquisitions
Electronic Arts spent a total of $3.5 billion on mobile acquisitions in 2021, adding several hit games to its portfolio. However, its mobile revenues have been actually declining ever since, as the company seems to be repeating the same mistakes it made over a decade ago.
Microsoft becomes Metacritic’s top publisher of 2021, making history as first company to average 85+ score
Metacritic has shared its list of top game publishers of 2021, with Microsoft leaping to the first place. The company has outperformed other big companies, including Sony, Activision Blizzard, and EA.
Maxis refuses to release Sims 4 wedding expansion in Russia due to country’s anti-LGBTQ laws
Sims 4 developer Maxis has faced a choice of either cutting a part of the content from the game’s new wedding-themed DLC or not releasing it in Russia at all. The studio chose the latter, saying that the team is “committed to the freedom to love who you love.”
Respawn working on three new Star Wars games, including strategy and first-person shooter
Electronic Arts has officially confirmed that Respawn Entertainment is now working on three new titles in the Star Wars series. Players can expect one strategy game and one first-person shooter set in the famous universe.
Chart of top-selling games at Christmas since 1984 shows sheer dominance of EA and Activision
GfK Entertainment senior client director Dorian Bloch has shared the data on the top-selling physical copies of video games in the UK during the Christmas holidays over the last 38 years. In a nutshell, Electronic Arts and Activision are the two undisputed leaders.
Insider: Battlefield 2042 reportedly sells over 4 million copies in first week
While Battlefield 2042 had many technical problems at launch and got negative reviews from players, the game still might be doing great in terms of sales. According to a new report, the shooter reached 4.23 million units sold in its first week.
EA to implement Preview Packs in FIFA 22, allowing players to look inside loot boxes
After years of being criticized for its loot boxes policy, Electronic Arts has decided to make the so-called “Preview Packs” a permanent feature in FIFA 22. These packs let players look at all specific items inside loot boxes before buying them.
Devs praise Motive’s Dead Space stream for showing “how making games of this size actually works,” call for more transparency from AAA studios
On August 31, Motive Studio held the first Dead Space dev stream and showed early preproduction build footage featuring assets that might not even make it into the final game. Which is perfectly logical, given that the production is just starting: Motive only began working on the title less than a year ago.
Electronic Arts opens five patents for all developers to increase video games accessibility
EA has unveiled a pledge to make some of its accessibility-related patents royalty free for every developer in the industry. It means that other studios will be able to implement technologies in their games to make them more inclusive.