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PETER MOORE

PETER MOORE

Chief Operating Officer

POSTED BY Peter Moore ON Aug 17, 2011

Moore: EA Takes Home Four ‘Best-of’ Awards at gamescom

We’re closing out on a high note from our first day at gamescom 2011 in Cologne, Germany.  When the winners of the official gamescom Awards 2011 were announced tonight, we learned that EA is taking home four “Best of” awards from the show.  Without further ado, our winners are: 

  • Best Online Game: Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Best Browser Game: The Sims Social
  • Best Console Game: FIFA 12

And last, but certainly not the least, Battlefield 3 was unanimously elected Best of gamescom 2011.

It’s gratifying in many ways to see our titles recognized with these awards, but perhaps most of all because we are so excited to be bringing each of these games to consumers in the coming months.  We’ve known for some time that this would be a star-studded line-up for the second half of the calendar year, and these four titles showcase some of the best new experiences coming from EA, from console to PC to social.

In truth, these awards are really about appreciating the development teams behind each of these games, their creativity and dedication to their craft.  It’s a testament to the diversity of talent at EA that we’re taking home from gamescom four awards for games in four very distinct genres.  Congratulations to the Star Wars team at BioWare, The Sims team at EA Play, the FIFA 12 team at EA SPORTS, and of course the Battlefield 3 team at our DICE studio in EA Games.

But ultimately it all comes down to the gamers – you’ll get to judge for yourself when each of these games are released in the coming weeks and months.  Tomorrow, 200,000 gamers will flood the Koelnmesse and get some of their first experiences with Star Wars: The Old Republic,FIFA 12, Battlefield 3 (the jets are back!) and many more in our booth.  If you’re here, please come and join us.   Bis Bald!

Comments (19)

  1. +3 0
    as long as BF3 is best of gamescom it's ok. =) Hooah!
    Aug 17, 2011
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    yea all the way ea
    Aug 17, 2011
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  3. +5 0
    Damn right Bf3 was best of gamescon11...lol i hope to see the sales are the same
    Aug 17, 2011
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  4. +1 0
    Yeah, EA for the win with these titles! Your doing great. Keep it up!
    Aug 17, 2011
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  5. +2 0
    Congrats on the awards! BF3 definitely deserves it. Slightly off topic, but are any of your future titles going to be sold on Steam? Is it just BF3?
    Aug 17, 2011
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      most ea games have now been moved to Origin, and i`m sure the new releases will be the same. Not a real problem though, the only inconvenience this thing might bring is having two separate friends lists =D
      Aug 19, 2011
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    Awesome news that BF3 won the award for Best of Gamescom 2011, DICE studio in EA Games definitely deserve the award too with all the hard work they have put into the game, Well Done to everyone at DICE :-)
    Aug 17, 2011
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    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :D !
    Aug 17, 2011
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    I don't know what's more shocking the fact getting the 4 Best of Show awards, or getting them before Gamescon has officially started. Though I guess for the media and press people it started yesterday, where as the public starts tomorrow. Looks like I need to get another 100 shares of stock! :)
    Aug 17, 2011
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    Congrats. Also JETS! Give the ladies and gents at DICE a bonus... or a cookie... or something!
    Aug 17, 2011
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  10. 0 0
    Nice job, everyone at EA!!!
    Aug 17, 2011
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    Wow....If it was based on customer support and EA's ability to listen when **** goes wrong....that franchise would burn to the ground.
    Aug 17, 2011
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  12. 0 0
    Heck yeah baby, BF3 for GOTDecade :D. Freeze me on a mountain until release day please!.
    Aug 17, 2011
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    Congratulations and Well Done! You guys at EA should take this positive spin and keep it rolling! End all the Origin BS that is killing EA's image right now and has us fans dreading its future. We don't want to feel FORCED to use Origin, make us WANT to use it.
    Aug 17, 2011
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  14. +3 0
    what about ea sports cricket,,,,,,,,,,,,plz make a cricket game.
    Aug 17, 2011
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  15. 0 0
    damn man EA you was and you will be AWESOME!!!! NICE WORK
    Aug 18, 2011
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  16. +3 0
    cricket by EA is the best video game, it beats others in every aspect except one that is they are not making anymore cricket games, in the collection of so many games, cricket can come out as a good seller, so if not EA USA, then EA UK should make it for sure, its a must want, a large demand by many cricket around the globe
    Aug 19, 2011
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  17. +1 0
    goooooooooooooooooood bf3
    Aug 20, 2011
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  18. +2 0
    we want cricket...........y the ea officials r not thinking of making a cricket game......now a days cricket has also bcome popular......plz we r waiting 4 dis game plz make dis game........
    Aug 21, 2011
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    please make ea sports cricket latest version everybody is hungry for this game i will expect best results for this game.
    Aug 24, 2011
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