He says it simply "waned" as a platform for EA's sporting arm, he "made a business decision" and says they may well revisit the PC but with a different direction.
"I know I p*ssed off a lot of people, but I made a business decision, and the team’s made a business decision that we need to reset what we’re thinking about the PC right now, and maybe come back to market with a very different idea and approach next year, but we have do what’s right for our dev teams," he said.
Consoles have always been a thorn to PC gaming and with the launch of next-gens things have steadily gone in their favour.
"It’s been very challenging for us over the past few years. People took some of what I said out of context – ’serious business challenges on the PC.’ Well, the sentence actually says ‘for the sports category on the PC.’ And – rightly or wrongly – we’ve built sports games to take advantage of the plasma televisions, and the new hi-def experiences that people are having in their homes. We’ve also built them to be very social. So whether it’s playing online, or equally likely, two or four of you in the room together, the PC business has just… waned."
Madden NFL 09 will be releasing on Xbox360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS and PSP this August.
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