At GDC, GamesIndustry.biz had the opportunity to talk to EA Labels president Frank Gibeau about SimCity and its always-online requirement, which caused a considerable amount of grief to many players at the game’s launch. Gibeau acknowledged this but insisted that what SimCity had wasn’t DRM.
The publisher behind games like Mass Effect and Madden says it won’t be selling its games at brick-and-mortar stores for much longer.
Electronic Arts, like Sony and Microsoft, seem perfectly content to ride out the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for as long as possible, downplaying the need for a next generation of consoles any time soon. Why would you even need one, wonders EA’s Frank Gibeau?