Electronic Arts Consigned To Online In 2011
Electronic Arts like being online. In fact, they like it so much that during the announcement of their financial earnings for the third quarter 2009, they casually mentioned that every single game they intend to release in 2011 will have "online play" and "downloadable content". Chief Operating Officer John Schappert opted not to embroider on the definition of "online play", but common sense dictates that this should turn out to be a combination of cooperative and conflicting multiplayer action.
In an equally brash attempt to confuse anyone without a degree in accounting, 2011, in the context of the announcement, actually refers to the fiscal year, beginning on April 1st 2010 and concluding next year on March 31st. A quick skim over the games Electronic Arts are planning to release during the period doesn't reveal any big surprises, with the majority consisting of sports franchises or war simulators, both already bedfellows with online modes and copious amounts of downloadable content. Depending on their final release dates however, this could be the first suggestion that Dead Space 2 will have a multiplayer mode and Crysis 2 will be supplemented by DLC.