EA Re-ignites Battlefield 1942 for Xbox - Plans Xbox Live Support for BF and EA Sports

EA insiders point to imminent re-think announcement.

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EA Re-ignites Battlefield 1942 for Xbox - Plans Xbox Live Support for BF and EA Sports
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.

Comments

TheIdiotsClub 27 Jan 2004 02:37
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You guys better be right on this! I am so excited now!!! Yeah, sure EA is a very ego-centered company, and they can be cold, but they are the worlds largest third party developer for one reason, great games. I can't wait to see Madden on Live! BF 1942 is big for me though, I really can't wait for it. I trust ya though Spong! You are very rarely wrong.....-TIC
Rod Todd 28 Jan 2004 12:00
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TheIdiotsClub wrote:

>sure EA is a very ego-centered
>company, and they can be cold, but they are the
>worlds largest third party developer for one
>reason, great games.

And not because they had the deepest pockets for schmoozing journalists, and influencing review scores by leveraging their massive marketing budget.

No, not for these reasons at all.

But for good games. Like "Simpsons Wrestling" and "Need For Speed 4" and "Quidditch World Cup"
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