EA to develop games for Microsoft's Xbox Live

Electronic Arts Inc. will develop versions of its video games that support Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox Live gaming service, in a significant boost for the Xbox's prospects of winning over more console gamers, the companies announced last Monday at a press conference before the opening of the Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) in Los Angeles.

Prior to Monday's announcement, popular video games such as Madden NFL 2004, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 and NBA Live 2004 could only be played online through Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 2 gaming service or through a PC. Future versions of those games will now be developed for the Xbox Live service, starting with releases this summer, the companies said in a press release.

News source: GamePro

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