The day after EA Play Live, in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, EA’s Chief Studios Officer Laura Miele spoke about how the third-party publisher wanted to make its games more widely available moving forward.
“We want players to be able to play our games where they want to, which is why we’re bringing more games to more platforms including Stadia, Steam, Switch and Epic Game Store.”
The Switch is obviously a big part of these plans – with EA noting how it would be bringing seven games to Nintendo’s hybrid platform over the next 12 months during its annual presentation.
In recent times, the publishing giant has also returned to Valve’s platform Steam, after dropping support for it in 2011 in favour of its own digital platform, Origin.
Part of its plan to expand is by making a “big push” on cross-play, to make titles like Apex Legends more accessible – with Miele explaining how playing games should be about connecting with others, regardless of platform, and that hardware is not necessarily a barrier nowadays.
“We’re also making a big push on cross-play, because we know a fundamental motivation in playing games is about connecting with friends and family who may choose to play on a different console or platform. The ecosystem in which we are operating has changed for the better, and we want to be everywhere players are.”
Miele also mentioned how EA was “listening” to its fans, citing the Skate 4 announcement as an example.
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