"There Is No Strategic Tilt"
EA has spoken out to reaffirm their support for PlayStation platforms, following numerous announcements of Xbox One full, timed and DLC exclusives.
After a few eyebrows were raised by Titanfall, FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends, Peggle 2, Battlefield 4 DLC and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare favouring Microsoft's machine, EA labels boss Frank Gibeau was keen to assure CVG that they maintain a "very good" relationship with Sony.
“We’re changing nothing in our policy about being platform-agnostic,” he said. “One of the things that struck me this week is how a tactical deal with one of our platform partners has been blown out and perceived as strategic tilt – that’s a messaging error on our part. There is no strategic tilt.
“The Sony platform and the Xbox platform are both very important to us. If you look at the previous generation we did tactical deals with both Sony and Microsoft throughout the cycle. Titanfall is different, it’s an EA Partners game – everything else is platform agnostic.”
According to Gibeau, it's important to EA that both consoles succeed - and that "certainly there’s potential with Sony exclusivity deals too.”
The last time EA pledged support to a company may have been during Nintendo's E3 2012 press conference, but since sales of the Xbox one and PS4 will be anything but sluggish (indeed, sell-out situations seem likely), they'll probably continue to play the field.