REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 13, 2005 â€“ Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that it has 25 videogames for next generation consoles currently in development. EA's announced next generation line-up will be at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, May 18-20, 2005.
New games from the EA SPORTSTM and EATM brands that will be unveiled at E3 include: Tiger Woods PGA TOURÂ® 06, FIFA 06, Madden NFL 06, NBA LIVE 06, Need For SpeedTM Most Wanted and The GodfatherTM. EA's focus on character development, animation, gameplay innovation, online play, and graphics will be showcased in its next generation titles.
"EA's diverse next generation line-up will give game players worldwide an early taste of what the next generation hardware systems can do," said Don Mattrick, EA president of worldwide studios. "These games are so rich in terms of graphic fidelity, levels of detail in relation to characters and environments, audio, gameplay innovation and overall entertainment value that they will draw in new consumers and give even the most seasoned gamers something to cheer about. The creativity and technology combined with the talent of EA's development teams will create a new era in videogame design. This next generation of games will hoist interactive entertainment to an unprecedented position on the entertainment ladder."
For the past two years, EA has been concentrating on next generation development, deploying experienced EA designers and engineers onto projects that use proprietary EA technology to experiment with next generation visuals, physics, animation and gameplay possibilities. EA is invested in the development of a wide breadth of next generation products, a handful of which will be unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on May 18-20, 2005.
More information about EA's next generation games and additional titles under development will be released in the coming months. EA's E3 homepage is http://e3.ea.com, EA's booth at E3 is located at #1000/South Hall.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS BIGTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2005, EA posted revenues of $3.1 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.electronicarts.co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found at www.electronicarts.co.uk/press.