Just a couple of days ago we reported that Electronic Art's Chief Operations Officer, Peter Moore, stated that all EA major franchises were going to a free-to-play, online business model and that they don't ship a game that is offline. Let the backpedaling begin.
In our precious article, Moore was quoted as saying;
"The ability for you to be able to interact with those franchises on a free-to-play basis is going to be part-and-parcel with every major franchise we do now," Moore said.
"We don't ship a game at EA that is offline," Moore said. "It just doesn't happen. And gamers either want to be connected so their stats and achievements reflect who they are, or you want the full multiplayer experience on top of that. We don't deliver offline experiences anymore."
Well, that started a bit of a fuss so Moore felt the statement needed to be "clarified";
"What that does NOT mean is that every game we ship will require an online connection," ... "Many, if not most, of our games include single-player, offline modes that you can play entirely without an Internet connection, if you so choose. We know that's something many of our players want, and we will continue to deliver it."
We hope that clears up an misconceptions you may have had on what EA is going ... unless they start backpedaling on their backpedaling. If they keep this up they make take the coveted backpedaling crown away from Microsoft.