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DICE producer admits Battlefield 4 woes damaged fan trust

Almost a full year after its launch, DICE LA producer David Sirland has admitted that the glitches that long plagued Battlefield 4 damaged the public's perception of what was once a highlight of the first-person shooter genre. "I can absolutely say that we lost [player] trust in the game's launc...

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EA's CEO on lessons learned from mobile Dungeon Keeper

With Dungeon Keeper's frequent ultimatum of giving into micro transactions or waiting hours to make another move, EA's mobile revival of the evil lair builder didn't win over many fans, new or old. Its reputation as one of the least player-friendly examples of free-to-play gaming was rampant close...

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EA CEO deems Battlefield 4 launch 'unacceptable'

In an unexpected display of candid honesty, EA CEO Andrew Wilson has opted to own up to the failures of Battlefield 4, drawing a connection to the game's online scope. Though our review of the game was positive, once Battlefield 4 launched players were faced with months of ongoing connectivity i...

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EA looks to WB's Batman: Arkham success with Star Wars games

In a recent interview with Fortune, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson discussed his vision for the company, as well as the challenges he's faced, since taking over in September of last year. While most of the interview was a CEO issuing statements meant to assure his company's audience that they're...

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EA CEO: Publisher may skip a year between future UFC games

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson recently contemplated a bi-annual release schedule for future MMA games that follow EA Sports UFC, which is slated to launch on Xbox One and PS4 this year. In an interview with CNN's Fortune Tech, Wilson described the frequency of some games and the "appetite" play...

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EA CEO views VR as fourth 'modality' of playing games

Between the Oculus Rift, Valve's prototype virtual reality technology and rumors of Sony's plan to enter the VR space sometime this year, there are plenty of opportunities for developers to experiment with the concept. We've seen plans to support the technology from games like The Witness and Strik...

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EA considering free-to-play UFC game for Brazil

During a talk at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, EA CEO Andrew Wilson noted that the publisher is leveraging opportunities to create free-to-play games for Brazil. Among the two properties Wilson said the publisher is actively considering for the region was a new gam...

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New FIFA World Cup game in development for Xbox One and PS4

During yesterday's investor call to discuss EA's second quarter of fiscal 2014 financial results, CEO Andrew Wilson noted that the publisher is working on a new FIFA World Cup expansion game. Additionally, CFO Blake Jorgensen brought up FIFA World Cup again when asked about next-gen games in develo...

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EA CEO Wilson puts Gibeau in charge of mobile, Soderlund on sports

Andrew Wilson has made his first big move as CEO of EA, re-establishing managerial roles and clarifying that all senior staff now report to him directly, an internal memo hosted on GamesBeat reveals. Frank Gibeau, formerly president of EA Labels, is now in charge of EA Mobile. Patrick Soderlund is ...

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EA's new CEO is Andrew Wilson

Former EA Sports Executive Vice President Andrew Wilson is now CEO of EA, following John Riccitiello's resignation in March. "In the short term, our mission is crystal clear: We are 100 percent focused on delivering our FY14 business plan," Wilson writes. "We have made strong progress in the fir...

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