In truth, the console wars can be kind of exhausting. If you spend much time on multiformat sites or message boards, you’ll probably find yourself wading through a lot of bickering before you get to the content that you’re actually looking for. However, this back-and-forth actually excites third-party publisher EA Games – presumably because it stands to profit from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 going head-to-head.
“I think that it’s going to be a great fight in the holiday,” ex-Microsoft chief Peter Moore beamed in an interview with Games Industry International. “And as a third-party publisher, we sit right in the sweet spot. Consumers love it as well, and it’s good for the industry.” While his wording is a teensy bit melodramatic, he’s certainly not wrong – after all, competition drives growth, investment, and better products.
Despite this, the publisher plans to continue supporting the PlayStation 3 for at least another two to three years, which spells bad news for those eagerly anticipating next-gen focused releases from the firm. “The hope is that we get a decent tail of two or three years, and we’ll continue to make games for those platforms as long as fans buy them,” he concluded. “What PlayStation did with the PlayStation 2 was a wonderful tail.”
Seeing as the company’s only just stopped making PS2 titles, we suspect that a lot of its ongoing support will be reserved for sports games such as FIFA and Madden. Do you think that Sony’s previous console has plenty of life left in it? Who do you think is going to win the next-gen conflict this Christmas? Put on your analyst hat in the comments section below.