According to well-positioned sources at Electronic Arts across two continents, the world’s biggest third-party publisher has restarted development of the acclaimed Battlefield 1942 for Xbox. And what’s more, full Xbox Live support is expected.
As you may well remember, the game was controversially canned last year, amid EA’s escalating row with Microsoft over publishing costs and Xbox Live revenue splits. It would appear that a new understanding has been reached, with Battlefield 1942 leading the charge.
In other news, EA insiders have begun leaking information regarding the future of EA Sports on the Microsoft console. Sources in the UK and the US are claiming that the next generation of EA Sports titles will be Xbox Live-enabled - good news for Microsoft, as it struggles to match the mass-appeal of titles such as Madden NFL.
Expect updates soon, with an announcement possibly breaking before this year’s E3.