EA Sports Chief Sees FIFA Evolving Beyond Discs

Peter Moore, the president of EA Sports, predicts a future in which the standout FIFA series transitions from annual disc-based releases to a more persistent online game.

Moore, speaking to MCV, said that EA Sports' FIFA title needs to provide a persistent world reflecting the year-round quality of international football. "This year there was, what, a 15-day offseason? And even then we were thinking about it and reading about it," Moore said. "That's the space football occupies in our lives and that's how we've got to look at it."

Moore did not completely envision the end of retail discs in this future, saying he believes there still will be disc-based games going on five years from now. Still, "We need to provide that persistent world, maybe sometimes powered by discs, maybe on social networks, or the cloud or whatever," he said.

MCV's full interview with the EA Sports boss is at the link below.

Interview: Peter Moore [MCV]


    This seems like a really good idea to me. I mean, I don't play these games, but I would hate the idea of having to buy a new game every year, which is essentially the same thing. I could actually envision a subscription based service for this where you get things like stat updates, maybe team trading info from the real world every couple weeks. Then when they want to iterate the game engine or whatever, you buy an 'expansion pack' sort of the way WoW does.

    Will that work on consoles? I don't know, but it does seems possible.

    Very interesting article as to where they want to go with the game.

    Also good they have digs at liverpool :)

    I could really see this working as well.

    EA's president seems smart and has good idea and is not a complete troll like Kotick.

      all well and good till they turn around and say for this disc free game you must pay $15 a month and wish to go back to your old disc based format

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