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shinobi602
(02-26-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Mod Edit: Before anyone gets too upset, this is a Morgan Stanley event, which means it's for investors and thus will likely be a very high level talk about how EA likes the PS4 and how it will make them lots of money as opposed to them actually showing games.

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Didn't see anything posted...I'm going to tune in.



Here's a link:

http://investors.ea.com/eventdetail.cfm?EventID=125912

UPDATE: Summary by Examiner
  • They have never been more prepaired or ready for a new console launch
  • Giant leap for the industry, every step and function. "Between 8 & 10 times the power of current generation."
  • Not limited to current generation "1080p, 60 fps, camera IQ"
  • All of internal software will work flawlessly.
  • What used to take months will now "take days" to do.
  • Seeing new ways to approach current IP's and new IP's.
  • The ability to have cross platform play, will open up new consumer base.
  • EA has slimmed down their lineup from 85 games to 15 core titles
  • Allows stream lining the backbone of game creation
  • Sony and Microsoft in-line for their transition will reduce cost of production
  • 5% to 10% increase in cost of production on current games.
  • No pricing on retail games set, but you may see a trend of "$69.99" at start and dropping down to $59.99 similar to the beginning of the current generation.
  • Saving time and money in comparison to the roadmap they set up last year.
  • Data collected on gamers through created technology and algorithms allow them to engage the players.
  • Gross margin as gone from 55% in 2010 to 55-65% range currently.
  • Due to the transition into the digital world from boxed gaming.
  • Discussed the progression and advantage of the PS4 in regards to downloading games
  • Many more opportunities in "always on" connected gaming
  • The focus is always focused on the "consumer experience"
  • Discussion of margins in regards to digital expansion packs and the margins it drives
  • Doing so builds an actual community, and overall over time, more profitability
  • Building into all games micro-transaction: "Consumers are enjoying and embracing that way of the business"
  • Over $25 Million revenue in micro-transactions alone last quarter. [Note: This is just The Simpsons iOS alone, not total microtransaction revenue.]
  • Much has been learned on infrastructure in regards to the failed iOs launch of the Simpsons.
  • Absence at PS4 reveal is not indicative to their status on the console.
  • Between now and E3 you will see a lot of stuff from EA
  • Thrilled with the PS4 specs - the new Battlefield is stunning

My feeble summary:
  • Talked about "Gen 4" consoles (PS4/720) and implied comparable power ratio between the two
  • "8-10x the power of current gen consoles"
  • Implied they will launch very close to each other
  • Theorized that initial launch prices for EA games could be $69.99 (if that is what the high end MSRP set by Sony/Microsoft is)
  • Will continue to support digital download business, but internet infrastructure globally means retail is hugely important for the foreseeable future
  • FIFA 14 definitely coming this year (cross gen title)
  • Battlefield 4 looks amazing; implied 1080p/60fps (target for next gen games)
  • 15 core titles being worked on for next gen
Last edited by Nirolak; 02-27-2013 at 05:00 AM.
Mihael Mello Keehl
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(02-26-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Really? Hope they show madden.
AranhaHunter
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(02-26-2013, 09:04 PM)
Battlefield 4!!!! only if you buy it new :P
Thugnificent
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Is this why they were a no-show at the Playstation meeting?
MikeE21286
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XtremeXpider
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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No third party support for Durango xD
faridmon
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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NEXT GEN FIFA!!!!
ASTROID2
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Interesting. Will watch.
Baby Milo
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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any chance we see anything?
Aquamarine
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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I'd like some information about EA's commitment to the PS4....maybe some special deals with Sony or whatnot.
Meelow
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
Wait, are they just talking about the PS4 or will they show anything off?
WinFonda
(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Hype? Probably not.
shinkansen.3000
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Isn't that in 15 minutes? Or am I calculating it wrong?

I doubt it's going to be about game announcements though.
diamount
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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I don't think they'll announce anything important. That is usually during investor meetings.
Massa
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Mirror's Edge 2! Battlfield 4! Dragon Age 3!

They won't show any games, just say some fancy words about how they're so well positioned to dominate next-gen.
Ensoul
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Looking forward to the next gen version of Madden and the sims!
Unspeakable Evil
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Games or just discussions?
shwimpy
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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...but I thought they are going to be bought out by Microsoft.
DieH@rd
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(02-26-2013, 09:05 PM)
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In 15 minutes?
RoKKeR
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(02-26-2013, 09:06 PM)
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Totally out of the blue, so I doubt this is anything big.

Highly doubt there's any game announcements.
Biggzy
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(02-26-2013, 09:06 PM)
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Nice find.
MikeE21286
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(02-26-2013, 09:06 PM)
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I really hope investors ask them about used games next-generation.
params7
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(02-26-2013, 09:06 PM)
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Audio only? I wouldn't build hype for BF4 yet.
razgriz417
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(02-26-2013, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinkansen.3000

Isn't that in 15 minutes? Or am I calculating it wrong?

I doubt it's going to be about game announcements though.

i think so yea, such an odd time lol
EekumBokum
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(02-26-2013, 09:06 PM)
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A conference just for the PS4? Interesting.
Sn4ke_911
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(02-26-2013, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by ASTROID2

Interesting. Will listen.

fixed.
devonraynor
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(02-26-2013, 09:07 PM)
this is good for Sony i guess, cause they can't talk about Durango untill end of april
ypo
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(02-26-2013, 09:07 PM)
Interesting. Has any dev did a console specific conference before?
Gorillaz
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(02-26-2013, 09:07 PM)
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I'm expecting just talk about what they plan to do with the system and how they are excited for it and shit....


I'm not honestly expecting something like Battlefield 4 there. They would have built it up more.
Dias Mendes
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(02-26-2013, 09:07 PM)
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PS4 and BF4 =DDDDDD
Jb
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(02-26-2013, 09:07 PM)
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SInce it takes place at Morgan Stanley, maybe they'll just talk about how antequated and backwards thinking the PS4 is. I certainly don't see them announcing any new titles there.
Lin Siniang
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(02-26-2013, 09:07 PM)
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Is this audio only?
JordanLMiller
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(02-26-2013, 09:07 PM)
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PSN on PS4 powered by Origin!
Sn4ke_911
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(02-26-2013, 09:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by faridmon

NEXT GEN FIFA!!!!

darkwing
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(02-26-2013, 09:08 PM)
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where does it say anything about the PS4?
Strike
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(02-26-2013, 09:08 PM)
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Battlefield 4?
Phoenician_Viking
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(02-26-2013, 09:08 PM)
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Interesting. BF4 PS4 will be glorious.
SolidSnakex
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(02-26-2013, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

I'd like some information about EA's commitment to the PS4....maybe some special deals with Sony or whatnot.

Anything like that would be held back until Sony's E3 conference.
Camp Lo
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(02-26-2013, 09:08 PM)
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1:20? So soon? It better fucking show games or fuck EA
Izick
(02-26-2013, 09:08 PM)
No visuals?

dragonflys545
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(02-26-2013, 09:09 PM)
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Audio only... SMH :/
Mpl90
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(02-26-2013, 09:09 PM)
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EA PS4 Direct?
Omegasquash
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(02-26-2013, 09:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by RoKKeR

Totally out of the blue, so I doubt this is anything big.

Highly doubt there's any game announcements.

Game commitments, likely.

"All of your favorite titles (Madden, BF, ME, DS) will be on PS4."
Meelow
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(02-26-2013, 09:09 PM)

Originally Posted by Holy Crap

1:20? So soon? It better fucking show games or fuck EA

We wouldn't be able to see anything anyway, it's audio only it seems.
darkwing
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(02-26-2013, 09:09 PM)
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but this is just audio

ahh what the heck

show BF4!!!!
Osiris
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(02-26-2013, 09:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by darkwing

where does it say anything about the PS4?

In the tweet, in the OP perhaps?
Dwayne
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DieH@rd
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Originally Posted by Holy Crap

1:20? So soon? It better fucking show games or fuck EA

He will talk about games, not show them.
MikeE21286
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(02-26-2013, 09:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by darkwing

but this is just audio

ahh what the heck

show BF4!!!!

next-gen 3d audio!!!
SolarPowered
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That came out of nowhere.

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