What Does An Academy Award Winning Director Have To Do With EA's Next Game?

Have you seen EA's Game Changer site? It's slowly ticking down to a live event that will be unveiling a new game during the Game Developers Conference next week.

Recently there's been a new addition to the ticking clock: Two speakers have been revealed to be at the event. One of these speakers is Academy Award-winning Davis Guggenheim, whose work includes Deadwood, 24, and, of course, An Inconvenient Truth that won him the award.

Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of Charity Water, will also be speaking at the event.

So what does a director/producer of television drama series and biographical films and documentaries have to do with EA's mysterious new game? And what does the man who helms a fundraising platform to help provide safe drinking water have to do with it?

The only hint we currently have from an EA representative when we reached out to them is: "I can confirm that we will have a brand new announcement from one of EA's most beloved franchises." What a hint.

So, EA fans, what is it that you've been wanting most out of EA? It might just be that. Facebook fans are speculating — or hoping — that it's SimCity 5. The whole "changing the world" message could theoretically fit the landscape of the Sims, especially since the last SimCity title emphasised an anti-pollution stance. Let the prognosticating begin!


    Well let me see they have done Fifa, Fifa Street, so I have to guess Fifa Space or Fifa City?

    Sim City 5 - iOS Freeium Game only... Modelled after Theme Park, that was recently released.

    Can't wait for the internet rage if it were the case!

    "EA's most beloved" has to be money or profits
    Oh, franchises, unskippable splash screens?
    Seriously, could be Command and Conquor, Need for Speed or something similar, but really, as I once said before, EA's "Challenge Everything" catchphrase is ironic for a company which has several iterations of dozens of franchises and almost no original IPs.

      Hard to be a gamechanger when you're milking long-established franchises every year.

    I want a gritty reboot of the Road Rash franchise. Thank you.

      damn right. in this day and age it would be awesome especially the online potential!

    I want a dark, gritty reboot of the Road Rash franchise. Thank you.

      Sorry, didnt mean to double post. I got an error the first time.

        Id buy that! I fuckin love roadrash!!

    A silent film style Sim City game would be sweet

    I will be flying out to GDC San Francisco this Saturday to attend the full week of Seminars and Tutorials.

    While I hold little love for EA and it's practices, I'm still curious enough to go to this event. It better be worth my time, otherwise it will just be another case of EA hyping something up and making me waste my time and money.

    Mirror's Edge 2 plox

    I dont care how awesome Deadwood was, keep Hollywood out of the games industry. I know that isnt realistic, but its nice to dream of a future where game publishers no longer feel they have to mimic Hollywood or look up to them as a big brother. Save the viral hype machine for gaming matters, not Hollywood cameos.

    Who cares. It's Just gonna be more vapid cash grab dogshit.

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