Electronic Arts has commented on the increasingly popular theme of cross-play, and it seems as if the company is enthusiastic about doing more in the space ahead. During a recent earnings call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson was asked directly about Battlefield V or other EA games will contain cross-play functionality between systems. Wilson said that cross-play is an important part of our future development profile, but he stopped short to confirm something.
Cross-play between consoles exists for any Xbox One and Nintendo Switch games like Rocket League and Minecraft. But Sony has not yet connected its PlayStation 4 with any competing consoles. Either way, Wilson said he expects that for a period of 3-5 years there will be a "big part" of games in the cloud, thus being technically capable of being played on any device you can own, even though The policy between platformers can complicate problems.
"We have a vision in a 3- to 5-year time horizon where a large part of gaming experiences will exist in the cloud and be pushed to every device you own," said Wilson. "And the gaming experience you have will not be measured by local CPU or GPU, but measured by screen size and increased time you have and will drive huge liquidity in a market.
On the more immediate horizon, Wilson plagued EA watching some of their "key franchises" for cross-play support.
"We look at key franchises when it comes to how to deliver platforms on the way … just as Fortnite has in particular … some of our titles have a wide and diverse player base, he says. "Households usually have a console so that the ability to bring the PC to console and console to the mobile in that gaming experience can bring families together, bring friends together. And we think it's an important part of our future development profile, both when It is about mobile games as we move to console and PC today, and consoles and PC games can be played on mobile. And I expect more of us on the front of the future. "
With regard to gaming services available in the cloud , EA recently purchased GameFlys Israel-based streaming outfit to help stream and cloud efforts. EA's earnings call that the company can develop its own Fortnite style, free to game game play.
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