Rumor: Microsoft to announce EA deal at Next Xbox event
posted on 02.27.13 at 08:56 AM EDT by (@salromano)
The exact scope of this partnership, however, is currently not known.

Microsoft will announce an exclusivity deal with Electronic Arts at its rumored next-gen Xbox reveal event in April, according to multiple CVG sources.

Neither source, however, knew the terms of the partnership.

CVG speculates that, due to the necessities of multiplatform development and publishing, the deal in question could be regarding exclusive downloadable content or earlier release dates. Perhaps something related to Battlefield 4 or Respawn Entertainment’s shooter?

  • shogunknight

    Yep, figured as much since they didnt show up in Sonys presentation. Problem for them is if the contract would be timed exclusivity. I wonder which other company would show up with EA apart from their own

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rafael-Alves-Sequini-Martines/100000553831217 Rafael Alves Sequini Martines

    Timed Exclusivity sucks… oh well, EA? I’m ok with that… my last EA Game was Dante’s Inferno anyway

    • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

      Dante inferno was a worst game ever,everything talk about illuminati.

      • xMCXx

        lolwut

        • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

          Just smile, nod and back away slowly.

      • shogunknight

        I think that was the least of the problems it had

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

    oh really nice, i hope they will not regret in the end. :)

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    I was expecting Activision with CoD… But it’s close…

  • Michael Garling

    This’ll be weird, as EA and Ubi have essentially been pro-Sony the entirety of this generation.

    My bet would be on the Respawn guys, no better way to stick it to Activision than having Respawn’s map packs launch earlier on the same system as the CoD map packs.

    In terms of consoles, Battlefield has been very PS3-centric this generation (though obviously PC is where the main love for BF3 was), so I highly doubt EA would do a 180 with that franchise out of the blue, especially with BF4 having a current-gen beta (ie. it may not even be a PS4/720 title to begin with).

  • Solomon_Kano

    Sony gets exclusive content from Activision’s Destiny, so MS goes after EA too (too because EA’s been with Sony this gen)? I wonder why they didn’t just continue getting their early COD maps. Not enough?

    Whatever. I hope this for Madden or something else I don’t care about. If it’s just DLC anyway though, I don’t care.

  • syaznifaiq

    How much m$ pay you EA ?

  • MrRobbyM

    EA? At least it’s not something worth caring about.

    *runs away*

  • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

    As long as it’s nothing to do with Mirror’s Edge, but I doubt MS would bother paying for that.

    Even if they did, I expect this to be useless timed exclusives like MS always wastes money on.

  • rockman29

    Exclusivity with Respawn or Battlefield I bet.

  • Dean Winchester

    LoL MS.
    Desperate times call for desperate rumors!

    Grand scheme: MS still has no games.

    • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

      Great and another Generation of annoying COD fans who never STFU.
      More Kinect based Shit, and Xbox LIVE charging for Online. This is why I moved back to PS3 was cause of Kinect, and my 360 dying in the Process.

      • Dean Winchester

        Not for me. The live chums cant bother me with their prepubescent voices if I never buy the nextbox.

        As far as my gaming is concerned MS wont even exist next gen. Much like all their original exclusive IP and hardware dependability this gen ;)

  • RedWolfe

    This is getting interesting…

  • http://twitter.com/vamp21 Paul Rodriguez

    EA has nothing that interest me. I don’t care for FPS games and Dead Space 3 didn’t really catch my eye.

    With the announcement that all future EA games will have micro-transactions, maybe the EA/Microsoft announcement will be the next Xbox will have an exclusive credit card slot so you can instantly pay for their random crap.

  • Learii

    maybe EA new IP for Kinect

  • Prodigy-X

    Fake.

  • artemisthemp

    Still sad over not seen a Dante’s Inferno 2

  • artemisthemp

    Still sad over not seen a Dante’s Inferno 2