EA explains why FIFA is their only sports game on PC

EA may not produce any more sports titles for PC.

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In recent years the amount of EA Sports releases on PC have diminished dramatically, meaning that FIFA is the only series to continue to have PC releases these days.

EA's Matt Bilbey and Cam Weber recently spoke in an interview about EA Sports releases on the PC and Bilbey, EA Canada vice-president, said that there is just a "global appetite" for football games. "I think that's less so with Madden, but I think if that changes and an opportunity presents itself, I think we would definitely leverage the opportunity".

EA Tiburon vice-president Weber weighed in on Madden as well, saying that it used to be "a good business" but its decline in popularity meant it did not make sense to keep producing them for the PC. Neither side ruled out making another in the future, but that would depend on whether demand suits one or not. "Then the compounding problem is that I guess in the last four or five years...as we get away from PC development, it becomes more and more difficult to get back to it", Weber added.

Both Weber and Bilbey also talked briefly about the use of the Frostbite engine in FIFA 17. "I think part of the vision you've heard about aligning on Frostbite as a company, makes that a lot easier going forward, because Frostbite is a very core PC engine that has the ability to move across consoles, up and down".

FIFA 17 is due for release on September 29.


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