EA To Make Their Own Music Games?

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Currently, EA help with distribution for MTV's Rock Band. But could they be planning their own entry in the overcrowded music game genre? Comments made by the company today certainly seem to suggest it.


During his presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference earlier today, EA's Chief Operating Officer John Pleasants said:

When we look back five years, the fantasy of being a rock star by punching the buttons that are flowing down the screen is going to be one implementation in what is going to be a very large category.

There are lots of other things you can do with music, and we're working on interesting things, and we know our competition is working on interesting things.


"We"? Like, EA, you mean? "We're not in any position to announce anything," Pleasants added. "I think it's a robust category. Over the coming years, there will hopefully be lots of things we will do in the music category."

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I doubt EA would EVER try and muscle in on RB's territory. That'd be the dumbest self-defeating move ever.

I could see them making other music based games that don't involve instrument periphs though.