Amid talk of Facebreaker
and the impact of an exclusive NFL license
, an quick IGN interview with EA Sports President Peter Moore
highlights the prominent studio's focus on making sports games more accessible to a wider audience.
"There will be more announcements that will be ... looking at the more casual consumer that we see as a bigger force in the business," Moore told IGN. "We need to do better on the Nintendo platforms, and we intend to do that. It's a different type of game mechanic that the Nintendo Wii consumer, in particular, can play."
The statement seems to indicate a continuation and upgrade for the company's Family Play
initiative, which made simplified, Wii remote specific controls for games like Madden
, NBA Live
. But do these dumbed-down controls end up dumbing down the gameplay? Or could sports games use a dose of simplicity? Leave your thoughts in the comments.