Originally Posted by grantek
If this was the case then I would buy there games.
I remember a similar "partnership" way back between EA and Lindows via Transgaming (wine-based). I think it was an exclusive deal so no way to buy The Sims for general Linux, only through Lindows. It was not a success obviously. I can imagine the same happening here, where you can only buy select EA games through Ubuntu Software Center, probably including CrossOver.
Seeing how Ubuntu/Canonical wants to go after the lowest common denominator of users, the selection of EA games will most likely reflect this. The Sims for sure and maybe NFS, and flash / chrome nativeclient games like Plants vs. Zombies where the porting cost is near zero. People hoping to see "hardcore" EA franchises will be disappointed I think, and the same goes for those of us who want real native Linux ports.
They've been running the annual release game since the SNES/Genesis era, they've been doing the online killoff since at least the PS2/XBox era, possibly even on Dreamcast though.
Originally Posted by zester
Problem is since they are the only ones allowed to make these games and the unending hordes or morons that buy these games yearly, often for multiple consoles. Not even joking there, been to the gamestop and seen a guy buy Madden 2010 for 360, PS3 and PSP...
This will almost certainly be limited to the same set of games they sell on iOS and Android, and will be sold through the Ubuntu store only for that distro.
If you think Madden or Mass Effect is coming, you're going to be disappointed.
Take a good look on EA Mac game list, cause that's what would Linux probably get.
They list 27 games of which:
- FIFA 12 - 2011 game
- Portal 2 - 2011 game
- Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars - 2007
- Battlefield 2142 - 2006 - I've got Win version, not too much servers left ( but the game is really cool, especially Titan Mode )
- Dragon Age 2 - 2011 game, users on metacritics.com didn't have mercy = 4.2, rather play Witcher 2
- Create - 2010 game, metacritics.com disaster = 54 points from critics & ONE review ( 3pts = negative ) from user
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - 2009
- Spore Creepy and Cute Parts Pack - 2008
- Spore Creature Creator - 2008
- rest 15 games are Sims o.O
There are 3 maybe 4 games I would MAYBE/PROBABLY buy & none of them are Sims.
If that would be games library for Linux then it would be a quite big disaster, especially if it would be winelibrary, not direct port of the game.
So for now prognosis is : SUCKY SUCKY BIG TIME.
But let's wait till 7th day of May.
They don't create games; they create interactive button clicking B-movies. *YAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNNN*
I don't give a fsck. Valve on the other hand has my full support.
is it actually EA games game or Valve game?
Originally Posted by sgtGarcia
That would be a Valve game primarily. EA couldn't bring it to Linux even if they wanted to.
How about Crysis3 and FarCry3... Those're EA titles... ;-D
Originally Posted by AnonymousCoward
So... EA's presentation was yesterday. What happened?
Guess they didn't announce any plans for games on Linux, since there has been no news...