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Electronic Arts to release 15 new mobile games this year

EA New Mobile GamesEA aims high in mobile games

Electronic Arts has sent ripples throughout the game industry this week in announcing its partnership with LucasArts, the long time developer behind the Star Wars game franchise. LucasArts was acquired by Disney earlier this year, which put the company’s future in question despite Disney’s insistence that it would remain involved in the game industry. Electronic Arts may have some ambitious plans when it comes to Star Wars, but the company has also been strongly focused on the mobile games sector.

Company to release 15 mobile games in 2013-2014 fiscal year

EA has announced that it has no less than 11 major games coming out this fiscal year. These games will cover a variety of genres and platforms and will include new additions to ongoing franchises like Battlefield and The Sims. While EA has some ambitious plans when it comes to console gaming, the company is also increasing its efforts in the mobile space. The publisher has announced that it will be releasing no less than 15 major mobile games this year.

EA plans new Command & Conquer and Ultima mobile games

The mobile games that EA is looking to launch this year will cover various genres. The company plans to release new mobile titles for the Command & Conquer franchise as well as the widely popular Ultima saga. These games will be available on multiple mobile platforms and EA expects that they will be well received by gamers in many markets. The company does not expect that its mobile games will suffer with the launch of new consoles from Sony or Microsoft, which are expected to be released later this year.

Industry continues to become more mobile

Mobile games have become a very lucrative part of the game industry, which is why massive companies like EA are getting involved in the mobile space. EA expects that mobile games will come to represent a very large portion of the gaming audience in the future and has been working to establish a powerful presence in this sector before competition becomes too fierce.

Facebook unconcerned with rise of mobile games

Facebook not concerned about mobile games popularityMobile games may not be causing developer exodus from Facebook

Rumors have been circulating recently suggesting that game developers are caught in a mass exodus from Facebook. These rumors claim that these developers are fleeing exodus in favor of mobile platforms in the hopes of taking advantage of the explosive growth being seen in mobile games. Facebook, which has long been a hub for social games, claims that these rumors are unfounded and suggests that game developers are not abandoning the social media platform for better opportunities that may exist in mobile games.

Fall of Zynga sparks rumors concerning social gaming

Many of the rumors concerning the developer exodus were sparked over a year ago when Facebook’s favored game developer Zynga began to collapse. Last year, Facebook cut ties with Zynga and the developer has begun to focus more heavily on mobile games as part of its restructuring efforts. With Zynga out of the picture, Facebook’s gaming scene has begun to experience some turbulence. Facebook claims that the challenges its social games are seeing are due to market corrections being made and the often volatile nature of gaming in general.

EA moving into mobile games

Electronic Arts, one of the largest game publishers in the world, has been moving away from social games recently, adding further momentum to rumors surrounding Facebook’s social gaming space. The publisher has also adopted a strong interest in mobile games, claiming that this sector holds more promise than social gaming.

Facebook remains popular with many developers

While some developers and publishers may be moving into mobile games, Facebook has shown little concern over the supposed fall of social gaming. Developers moving into the mobile space have not been taking down their social games and these games continue to attract a great deal of activity for Facebook. The social network also continues to be the favored platform for many game developers and those looking to establish themselves in the competitive game industry