EA: "Major MMO" Will Launch Some Time Next Spring
As more people flock to online multiplayer games, MMOs should - by default - become more and more popular.
And it seems EA will provide us with a big one in 2011, although they won't put a name to the hype just yet. As reported by Joystiq, EA CEO John Riccitiello said the company is planning to launch a "major MMO" in the spring of 2011. This came during the publisher's reduced earnings conference call yesterday and it already has everyone thinking: could this be BioWare's massive project, Star Wars: The Old Republic? The official site has plenty of info if you're not up to speed just yet, and it's definitely a game that will appeal to all fans of the legendary movie and game franchise (just don't confuse it with a sequel to Knights of the Old Republic II, or something). On the other hand, they could be referring to either APB or Need for Speed: World Online, two projects that have yet to snag the industry limelight. We'd almost like to think it's one of the latter two titles, just because we had hoped to see The Old Republic some time this year.
Either way, we'll have to wait for the announcement; whatever it is, EA is banking on it to do well next year.
1/12/2010 10:54:05 AM Ben Dutka