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Is EA snubbing the Xbox 360?

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EA Snubbing Microsoft

Over the past few months EA have appeared to be leaning more and more towards the PS3 and away from the Xbox 360.

They are using it more and more as their initial development platform and are then migrating over the 360 while at the same time releasing demo’s and beta’s on the PSN before the XBLA.

However when it comes to the motion controller stakes it appears that EA is completely freezing Microsoft out.

Yesterday we say that Tiger Woods 11 was announced with full support for the PlayStation Arc Move but no mention of Project Natal anywhere and now today we have yet another announcement from EA.

EA Sports Active 2.0 will be heading onto multiple platforms including the Wii, PS3 and iPhone… leaving a pretty large elephant sitting in the room feeling all left out.

The only thing I can guess is that Microsoft has asked them not to announce anything Project Natal related until after E3.

They couldn’t really be snubbing Microsoft… could they?

Last Updated: March 11, 2010


  1. RSA-Ace

    March 11, 2010 at 11:45

    I have a feeling that PS3 and Wii will be grouped together a lot more basically in the same way the X360 and PC are.

    Sony will start taking the market share from the people looking for a HD Wii.


  2. Fox1

    March 11, 2010 at 11:47

    By the time E3 comes everyone would have forgotten about any announcements made now or unless they keep everyone updated like how Reach is going along :pouty:


  3. piet

    March 11, 2010 at 11:53

    You mean Playstation Move 😉


    • LazySAGamer

      March 11, 2010 at 12:05

      Damnit you can see I wrote this one earlier :tongue:


  4. lans

    March 11, 2010 at 12:01

    Doubt its a strategic partnership aimed at increasing ps3 sales as well as EA’s as the Sony platforms have the most potential for growth.

    EA makes more money of the PS3 platform and has a higher attach rate than the Xbox 360 currently, yet the ps3 has far fewer customers. I think EA are trying to build a loyal base, an affinity with the ps3 brand after their initial fiascos with Madden and Fifa. This is a temp partnership and can change at any given notice. I also think that EA’s Games have been the most heavily pirated on the Xbox 360 so that could be a reason they are shying away

    IE Need for SPeed Shift has sold considerably more on playstation 3 as well as a host of other games

    Its a well known fact that Sony platforms are the place to be to show case new ips and new interesting concepts


    • Nick de Bruyne

      March 11, 2010 at 12:30

      “well known fact” lol. I’m going to use that in future, makes it seem instantly credible.


      • darthdad

        March 11, 2010 at 12:47

        To make it even more credible you should type it in uppercase. FACT!


        • SenatorTod_ZA

          March 11, 2010 at 13:03

          nice one! could come in handy with an unreferenced “by independent research” phrase… 😆


  5. Daniel Lawson

    March 11, 2010 at 12:05

    Or … it could be that EA can’t announce any Natal titles until E3? As for their leaning towards PS3… it’s more than a little strange when it comes to something like Modern Combat games that really got started as a big franchise on the Xbox 1. I can see it for Need for Speed: Shift… they were going to get crushed by Forza 3… that was a given so focus more on the PS3 that isn’t going to get a new sim for a while (I use the word sim lightly for Shift)


  6. AlKi

    March 11, 2010 at 12:15

    RSA-Ace : thats excatly wats gonna happen…at the end of the day sony’s gonna thank the Wii for getting more cassual gamers in the market and their first choise would be the playstation move when and if they wanna upgrade!not to mention blu ray player…sony knows not to mention blu ray player…sony know wot there doing…they won the hd war…and they will win the motion controll war…it will take some tame…but it will happen!


  7. lans

    March 11, 2010 at 14:28

    Seriously guys those whole evr1 knows evr1 is getting kinda lame


  8. lans

    March 11, 2010 at 14:29

    Seriously guys this whole evr1 knows erv1 is getting kinda lame


  9. Fox1

    March 11, 2010 at 15:39

    Then why is Ferrari DLC pack for Shift exclusive for xbox 360 :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:


  10. Mark

    March 11, 2010 at 16:31

    So from those things, you conclude that EA is ignoring the 360?

    Guess N4G will approve anything these days…


  11. eXp

    March 11, 2010 at 16:36

    Oh god, N4G got hold of this article.

    Run away, moronic foreigners inbound!


    • LazySAGamer

      March 11, 2010 at 16:42

      Be nice to our new visitors, I am sure they are all wonderful people :ninja:


    • Squee

      March 11, 2010 at 17:07

      LOL “Oh god, N4G got hold of this article.”

      Don’t you mean:

      “Oh God, LazyGamer posted this article on N4G in a shameless bid to get extra clicks.”


    • Squee

      March 11, 2010 at 17:10

      LOL@ “Oh god, N4G got hold of this article.”

      Let me fix for you.

      “Oh god, LazyGamer posted this article on N4G in a shameless bid to get extra clicks”


  12. r1sh12

    March 11, 2010 at 16:37

    For EA to not use MS as a platform would be a bad move.
    More people buy EA games on the xbox than the ps3. They may have support for different games and maybe the xbox wont get some. But EA would loose a crazy amount of money by freezing MS out. Im sure EA will adapt something to NATAL, but i prefer a regular controller on both the xbox and ps3. EA are really there to take our money, and to remove 1 whole platform from their game lineup would be devistating. Theres no doubt, its a move they will not make.
    They still want to take our money.


    • killi

      March 11, 2010 at 18:10

      Is that a well know fact? :biggrin:


  13. Squee

    March 11, 2010 at 17:00

    Wow, LazyGamer must be getting pretty desperate for clicks.

    First the “Is Microsoft about to announce Xbox Live for SA” article, a rumour which you created based on nothing, and now this?

    Really guys, there is not a lot of reason for me to keep coming here if you keep publishing such unsolicited sensationalism.

    I understand that headlines like this will get you a few hundred extra uniques from N4G, and you need stats to sell banners, but do you think your local advertisers really want to be paying for clicks from people in the USA and Europe?


    • RSA-Ace

      March 11, 2010 at 19:12

      I just don’t understand some people… This is not biased in any way and doesnt even have a sensationalist title…

      It is a really valid article about why EA aren’t including X360 (or just not Natal) for there latest games (EA Sports Active and Tiger Woods).

      The article isn’t biased in any way.


  14. mitas

    March 11, 2010 at 17:14

    @Squee – dude chill out. or do u regret taking the red pill????
    EA are not that stupid , or at least they used to be…
    I am sure they got a plan…why the heck am i defending them i fuking hate EA bunch of twats….altho dead space was good…


  15. Proletarian

    March 11, 2010 at 21:36

    Cant see much snubbing when most ea multyplatform and exclusives sell better on xbox.


  16. hehateme

    March 12, 2010 at 00:51

    natal will use the xbox processor…lol damn my xbox (5th one) is already handicap…….. im sure it will cut the life span of the xbox which is maybe 1 year? all my friends have gone through atleast 3 or 4…. i can already imagine… these little my pet doggie….. halo carwash wars…and halo yardsale manager exclusives for natal…. using the xbox prosessor will hinder quality HD games for this unit without question…. whats next??? what will they cut back this time…. and digital downloads are atleast a decade away if even that did any one see how much bluray made in sales??? im only getting 6mbps i live in the country and yes internet is limited…. not everyone has fiber optic connections where it wouldnt matter to download a game the size of 15GBs let alone GOW 3 35GBs :alien:


  17. xino

    March 12, 2010 at 02:06

    because Xbawks is just a simple gaming console pre next gen, counter parts made 2005.

    Real next gen is ps3, counter part made 2006. Full entertainment system not just a gaming console


  18. Jack

    March 12, 2010 at 02:19

    The 360 has shit hardware and storage. This is why…


  19. name

    March 12, 2010 at 08:58

    the 360 got the early demo, not to mention in AU for some reason the ps3 version is STILL! not out even though the pc and 360 versions released on march 3rd.
    that certainly does not sound like favoring the ps3 to me.
    not to mention one of EAs biggest titles is a pc, 360 exclusive.


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