Posted by Chuck Corbin on Sep 9, 2013

EA Says They Have Six To Eight “New” IPs In The Works

In the video game industry, while you might be able to rehash the same thing year after year eventually you’re going to have to come up with something new as people start getting bored of the same-old-same-old. EA says that they are up to the challenge. According to them, they have six to eight new IPs in the works… sort of.

EA Games chief Patrick Souderlund had this to say to MCV: “We are working on a new Mirror’s Edge game, and although that’s not a new IP, it is a revival done in a new way. We are developing Star Wars Battlefront, which to us is a new IP, even though it isn’t technically. We have six to eight completely new IPs in the works. The day we stop making new IP is when we go onto life support. We need to incubate new ideas and push creative boundaries.”

So…. I guess if a particular series hasn’t had a game made in a few years it can be considered a “new” IP, right? At least with Battlefront there’s the excuse that a new game hadn’t been made in years, and that was with a different company. Mirror’s Edge? Not a new IP, but at least it’s something different from a Battlefield orNCAA Football game. I’m sure we’ll hear more about the other “new” IPs EA has before too long.


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