EA wants 'open gaming platform'

Rival gaming systems should make way for a single open platform, said Gerhard Florin, senior executive at Electronic Arts, because incompatible consoles made life harder for developers and consumers: "We want an open, standard platform which is much easier than having five which are not compatible. We're platform agnostic and we definitely don't want to have one platform which is a walled garden. I am not sure how long we will have dedicated consoles - but we could be talking up to 15 years." EA currently produces games for more than 14 different gaming systems, including consoles, portable devices and PCs. Analysts predict a set-top box connected to the Internet could one day be used for all entertainment needs. Thoughts?

News source: BBC News

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