You Shouldn't Worry About Sony's Relationship with EA
Posted by Sammy Barker
Best friends forever
EA may have given the impression that it’s jumped out of camp PlayStation over the past six months, but that couldn’t be further from the truth according to SCEE president Jim Ryan. While the North American giant has partnered with Microsoft and the Xbox One for virtually the entirety of its upcoming portfolio, that doesn’t mean that the publisher’s not committed to the PlayStation 4.
“It’s common knowledge that EA has done a deal with Microsoft, but all of its games – Battlefield, Need for Speed, [and] FIFA – are all on the PS4,” the candid executive told MCV. “In fact, the only platform that you could play Battlefield 4 [on] at GamesCom was PS4. Try and find that on Xbox One.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Ryan admitted that Sony has no desire to mimic its competitor’s widely publicised FIFA 14 giveaway. “We have over one million pre-orders, so why would we need to do that?” he asked. “Platform holders and publishers run pre-order campaigns, and if you need to increase momentum then [you] dial it up a little bit with some promotional stuff. It’s a rational thing to do.”
Microsoft may be shipping day one editions of its next generation console with a free game, but it’s worth remembering that there’ll be a batch of complimentary content available for you to download and play on your PS4 at launch, too. You can learn a little more about those titles through here.