EA CFO claims that the next-generation of consoles will not be backwards compatible
During a QA session at Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen offered some insight into the future of video games from EA’s perspective. Highlights included the cost of transition to a new console, adoption rate, and the used game quandary; but one thing in particular stood out.
Now being a realist and seeing how game distribution is evolving into more of a service, that doesn’t surprise me much. But with the previous generation being the complete opposite of this, it is a bit of change the industry may not be prepared for.
I also think it is funny how EA must not consider the Wii U to be a “next-gen” console. The writing is on the wall Nintendo. Now head over to Gamasutra and read Frank Cifaldi's full article!