EA Could Stop Annual Releases For Madden, FIFA Series

EA may stop coming out with new Madden and FIFA titles every year. Speaking with Bloomberg, EA chief Andrew Wilson mentioned the possibility that annual releases could be swapped for a greater focus on game updates and subscription options.

This means players would have less frequent full-game purchases, but they'd have to continue paying throughout a title's life cycle to remain updated. Doing this would mean treating those games as a "365-day, live service."

Wilson says this has become an actual possibility now that people are moving away from physical copies to downloadable content.