Earlier this week, EA had an investor’s meeting that focused on the PlayStation 4.
In the meeting EA’s CTO Rajat Taneja and Electronic Arts Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen made comments about the PlayStation 4 and the power it has.
EA mentioned the power of the next-gen consoles are “between 8 and 10 times the power” of this generation’s consoles. They also said they assume “MS and Sony are more aligned in release dates.” That basically means they expect both consoles to be out this holiday.
EA talked about the creation of next-gen games, too. “We no longer have to constrain our games. 1080p, 60FPS… [there will be a] level of gameplay that is unprecedented… What used to take months in the past will now take days to do.” It is also worth noting EA claimed the cost to develop games next-gen would increase by “5-10%… but cost will increase in the future as the games get bigger.”
Regarding next-gen games, EA said their next-gen “Games have been in development for the past year.” Apparently, the Battlefield 3 DLC brought in $150 million and the buzz behind the DLC lead to new people buying the game. Just like our article on Battlefield 4, EA confirmed they have “Seen the new Battlefield and it is stunning. It is just amazing what the imagination of the game developers are allowed to do with that much power.”
The hype for the next-generation is growing and it is good to see publishers like EA getting ready while still continuing to provide great games, like Dead Space 3, for the current consoles.
For all the highlights of the EA investor meeting, head over to playstationlifestyle.net.