With Tiger Woods Going Browser-Only, Will Madden? EA Answers


Posted June 15, 2009 - By Patrick Klepek

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One of the surprise announcements at E3 this year was Electronic Arts' plans to experiment with the growing browser-based (meaning no discs involved) gaming model with Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online. The company hasn't priced specifics, other than saying it will require subscriptions to access content, but if the model proves successful, does this lay the groundwork for EA to bring Madden NFL back to the PC?

EA stopped porting Madden NFL to the PC with the 2009 version.

"So many people that are golf fans that are still not console owners willing to pay $60 for Tiger Woods and we’ve got to figure ways to bring them into the fold of playing games," explained EA Sports head Peter Moore in an E3 interview with Billy published last week. "Knock down some barriers such as price and being at home is a barrier. And the sweet spot for me is somebody like me, whose flight’s delayed 45 minutes and I’ve sat at the gate and I’ve got a great wireless connection and off I go."

So, does that mean Madden NFL, too? Too early to say, Moore revealed, but winked in that direction.

"I mean, imagine Tiger as leading the way," he said, "and then we’ll figure out what this thing’s all about and I’m sure more sports will ultimately follow."

Subscription-centric, browser-based Madden NFL. What world we live in.

With Tiger Woods Going Browser-Only, Will Madden? EA Answers


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