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Author Topic: EA Doing Away With Disks  (Read 1185 times)
Vasto Lorde
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« on: May 11, 2011, 05:46:06 am »

Electronic Arts is aware that the future of gaming lies in digital content and wants to eventually move away from physical discs. In fact, EA CEO John Riccitiello is planning to completely convert the gaming giant.

"Over the coming years, we will transform EA from a packaged goods company, to a fully integrated Digital entertainment company," Riccitiello said in an earnings call yesterday, according to a transcript posted on investment news site Seeking Alpha. "We're transforming EA to a games as a service model by focusing on three new strategies."

I don't want this. DVDs don't disappear in a HD crash.
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 03:51:09 pm »

I'm not a fan of doing away with physical media, either.  Even if a service keeps track of what you've purchased and lets you download an item as many times as you like, it's only good as long as that service is up and running.  There's something nice about having discs in cases on your shelf, readily available for use.  Going all digital requires a lot of hard drive space, too.  The console makers can't skimp on space if this is the future in gaming.  There's already talk of the Wii 2 having a relatively small drive (again).
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