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FRANK GIBEAU

FRANK GIBEAU

President, EA Labels

POSTED BY Frank Gibeau ON May 21, 2013

The Wait is Over – New Hardware, New Development Engines and Stunning New Games

This is a big day – the first time in over a year that an EA developer can answer a question without starting:  Sorry, I’m under NDA and can’t provide any detail.

Today Microsoft has unveiled Xbox One and we can finally say: the next generation of hardware is incredible and the proof is in the details – the games and development engines that will breathe life into these systems.

OK, I am biased.  I spend a lot of time on mobile, tablet and PC games, but I love the power and scope of big console games and it’s been eight years since we’ve had a new canvas to create on.  Today, Microsoft’s press conference revealed what we’re so excited about.  Finally, we can draw back the curtain and show you what we’ve been working on for Madden, FIFA, NBA LIVE, UFC, Battlefield, Need For Speed and other EA franchises.

In that broadcast, Andrew Wilson unveiled EA SPORTS IGNITE, a brand new game engine that powers our next-generation sports games. Ignite delivers a stunning array rendering capabilities, run-time physics, animation, intelligence, locomotion and integrated online systems. It will create sports experiences that are more authentic and deliver more emotion than ever before.

But the excitement isn’t limited to EA SPORTS.  EA’s DICE Studio has introduced Frostbite 3, a game engine that will revolutionize experiences across a broad spectrum of platforms and genres.  The astonishing power of Frostbite 3 was unveiled in March with this 17-minute gameplay video of Battlefield 4.  That demo was actually showcasing the next generation of Battlefield, which will run on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC and will also be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Now that the Xbox One has been unveiled, there is so much more we want to show you – racing, RPGs and shooters that are going to astonish you with their graphic fidelity and connected features.

Our E3 briefing “The Download: EA 2013 Preview” will be a showcase of next-generation games like Battlefield 4, Need For Speed, a full range of EA SPORTS games and a first look at our plans for the Star Wars partnership with Disney.  Tune in on Monday, June 10 at 1pm PT on Spike TV or at www.ea.com/e3 to experience it all. I’m eager to your reaction in the comments and the forums, Facebook and Twitter.

Today, you’ll hear a lot of superlatives about the new systems – all well-deserved.  But what we showed today only skims the surface of a deep ocean of images and experiences.  Now it’s up to us -- DICE, BioWare, Criterion, Visceral, EA SPORTS and others – to show you what the new consoles can do.

Comments (46)

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    Good afternoon. Firstly, I apologize for bothering you this, I'm sure, for a professional with their assignments time is something scarce, I took the liberty of sending you this because I have a fairly interesting and that may well be used in FIFA . However I am finding it very difficult to get the contacts from EA so I can present my idea. So come through this request your assistance and guidance on how I should proceed to get this company to submit my project. If this does not cause you
    May 21, 2013
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    Star Wars, WiiU, please. XBOX ONE looks awful though.
    May 21, 2013
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    Shall I suggest.. BATTLEFRONT done by dice..... 1313 done by the dead space franchise...
    May 21, 2013
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    hello im a skate 3 fan and hopefully one day skate 4 but the clothes on skate r boreing and r old im tryimg 2 make my own but the sight is closed or its not lettin me get on the skate.ea.com sight i tryed many times to get on but it didnt let me and yes xbox is great and xbox one idk but hopefully u can put up the skate.ea.com sight so i can stope havin 2 use the old clothes and make my own theres alot of people who have a bunch of moded clothes well not moded but they made there own so plz plz put the sight up.... thank u ea producers
    May 21, 2013
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      I highly Agree, Please Put the Site back up, I am Not able to get my Uploaded footage from my game without skate.ea
      Jul 12, 2013
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    I noticed one title missing from EA's list of announced XBox One teasers (lack of a better word sorry). That is the Tiger Woods series. I must say this is one of my favorite series but I'm hearing it might be dropped. Honestly this year's game was/is pretty buggy but a version that takes advantage of the new system would be nice.
    May 22, 2013
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    f*** why you are not making fifa 14 for PC? s*** .. pc is the best pc can run every game better than xbox f*** you EA
    May 22, 2013
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      FIFA 14 will most definitely be coming to PC! Don't worry!
      May 22, 2013
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      Yes, but with the old graphic engine, so what's the point.
      Jun 1, 2013
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    BATTLEFIELD is enough
    May 22, 2013
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    Glad to see you have turned completely around on the issue of Wii U development. Perhaps you could elaborate on what those titles are, as well. I don't like getting burned by a company that I have actively supported for a long time, but if you guys are willing to NOT do sloppy ports that have half the features the other guys get and no DLC, and actually make great games, that have all of the options and DLC, we as gamers might be able to forgive and forget.
    May 22, 2013
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    On the Xbox One - I personally think unless MS stops marketing this thing as a home entertainment hub, that it'll be dead in the water when it arrives. Games need to be first. And the Fees they are planning to charge for used games and sharing games, etc is draconian and will cripple their efforts to grow their brand. My advice to EA is to invest early in the Wii U and PS4, because that is where gamers are going to be.
    May 22, 2013
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    About your Frostbite 3 engine - now I understand that your engineers over at Dice have said that it doesn't run on Wii U. However, it is stated above that it is also running on current gen consoles. We all know without a doubt that the Wii U is superior to current gen hardware. So, could you please explain to me why you really aren't porting those titles over that run on FB3 that will be appearing on the PS/360?
    May 22, 2013
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    Except... they're not really looking that spectacular. They're so close to current gen you'd have to compare them side by side to notice the difference.
    May 22, 2013
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    Please bring Fifa 14 to Wii U
    May 22, 2013
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    Just hope that they might announce Mirrors Edge 2. Waiting for it since 5 years. I think now's the time.
    May 22, 2013
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      YEAHH !! Awesome game ! WE WANT MIRRORS EDGE2 wuuuuuuuuuuujuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. Some cheering so they make it. I hope
      Jun 8, 2013
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    FIFA 14 and Madden 25 for Wii U!
    May 22, 2013
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    Madden 25 for Wii U! NBA Live 14 for Wii U and PS3 please!!!!
    May 22, 2013
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    Fifa 14 is it going to be also on ps3 ?!
    May 22, 2013
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    NCAA Football 14 for Wii U also!
    May 22, 2013
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    Hi. I am very excited to hear about the Xbox One and can't wait to buy one. There is one thing that might stop me from buying it though.....NHL14. This is my favorite game along with 20 people i met online and I think that NHl should be made for Xbox One just like all the othe popular Ea games( FIFA, Madden, UFC, NBA). I along with every NHL 13 fans can't wait to play NHL14 but won't be able to play it if we buy the Xbox One. PLEASE THINK ABOUT MAKING NHL14 For XBOX ONE.
    May 22, 2013
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    Making NHL 14 will make one of the best franchises get better ratings, bring in more $, probably be the best sports game of the year( if it came out for Xbox One). Anyone who agrees with me that NHL14 SHOULD BE NADE FOR XBOX ONE PLEASE COMMENT WITH ME AND LIKE MY COMMENTS TO HOPEFULLY HELP EA MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AND PUT NHL14 on XBOX ONE!!
    May 22, 2013
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      *****
      Jun 1, 2013
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    "Yeah, Frostbite is not really set up for Wii U. I don't have all the information, so it wouldn't be right for me to speak about it. Frostbite 3 is a really capable engine, it's SCALABLE and it gives us a big advantage on the next generation to support the Xbox One and the PS4, but it's not being developed on the Wii U." BS. It's not set up for the Wii U, but is SCALABLE?
    May 23, 2013
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