EA Games wants an Open and Single Platform

EA Games Head of International Distribution Florin, wants a single and open platform. Instead of having 3 or 4 different platforms for each game they release, they want to stream line it. He also goes on to talk about set top boxes and how they will be the next generation console.

EA Games Head of International Distribution Florin, wants a single and open platform. Instead of having 3 or 4 different platforms for each game they release, they want to stream line it. He also goes on to talk about set top boxes and how they will be the next generation console.

EA’s Gerhard Florin has said he wants to see one single gaming platform rather than a handful of incompatible consoles.

Talking with the BBC about the difficulties of developing for multiple systems, he said that within around 15 years we could see a dedicated platform that would play everything.

“We want an open, standard platform which is much easier than having five which are not compatible,” Florin told the BBC.

“You don’t need an Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii – the consumer won’t even realise the platform it is being played on.”

Florin feels that hardware could take the shape of the increasingly powerful set-top boxes that can already handle HD streams and provide access to the Internet.

But he said it is also important that everything stays open and that no one puts up a “walled garden”, a closed monopoly on the service where everything has to be published by the owner – much like the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

Read the full article and related content at gamesindustry.biz

0 Shares:
You May Also Like

Canada’s Copyright Board slaps tax on music downloads

If you buy a song off iTunes, you'll be paying a 3 cents for each song in tax. Then new tax is to compensate artists for the reproduction of their songs.
Vito Pilieci, CanWest News Service Published: Friday, October 19, 2007 OTTAWA -- The Copyright Board of Canada has approved new taxes on digital MP3 music files - at least for files that are downloaded legally.

Microsoft backports Vista features for new Windows XP SP3 beta

Microsoft knows that XP will still be alive on desktops for the next 2-3 years before hardware will be put in place to utilize Vista. Therefore they have made available some of the features within Vista, in a new service pack for XP. At this point, Vista is really buggy and crashes often. I've even reverted back to XP after continued nightmares with Vista. I hope the new service for Vista brings some stability to the operating system that was originally slated to replace XP, but hasn't done so quite yet.