EA Predicts Germany as World Cup Champions

EA Sports have turned out to be the predictors for the FIFA World Cup 2014. And guess what, it’s not the home team or any other South American team that they have predicted as winners, but it’s Germany. Last time in 2010, they had gone correct in their prediction of Spain as World Cup champions. EA simulated the balls in …

Reorganization Results In Layoffs At PopCap

Well known games developer PopCap suffered layoffs today, EA confirmed. PopCap Games is known for titles like Plants vs. Zombies and Peggle. The layoffs probably happened due to reorganization at the studio in late Feb. that saw the developer split into two groups, one in gear towards mobile games and the other for console releases. The management also witnessed changes, …

EA CEO Expresses His Views On VR Headsets

EA CEO Andrew Wilson expressed his views about the proposed Virtual Reality headsets. He said that before the company decides to form titles for VR headsets, it’ll need to study how the technology is being employed by the consumers in gaming. Speaking at a seminar at SXSW, Wilson said “gaming hardware is too volatile a space” to decide on how to implement this technology such as Oculus Rift and other VR headsets. He said that he considers VR headsets to be a fourth modality. “When we think concerning creating games these days, we think less about the technology or the means of experiencing the game, and we think a …

Digital Revenue Will Be More Dominating In Coming Times, Says Peter Moore

EA COO Peter Moore is counting on a dominating role for digital revenue in video games. Speaking at the Digital Entertainment World conference, he said that he expects the digital sales to completely eclipse retail numbers in the next two years. He likened the rising prominence of downloads as a kind of “creative destruction,” in which an industry is unable to manage the evolving buying habits of its consumers. Moore compared the situation to the music business, that he says remains recovering from its shift away …

No New NBA Coming, Confirms EA

There is no new NBA Jam game coming, EA has confirmed. This confirmation seems to be quite shocking, as the company itself had tweeted about it. Yesterday, the NBA Jam official Twitter page asked fans to retweet if they were all set for a brand new NBA Jam game. It was expected of EA to mention that it was just like a social media gimmick instead of a hint at a future game, but the publisher’s story is actually way more attention-grabbing – …