EA unsure over future of peripherals
Talking about the expensive music peripherals sold alongside games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, EA boss man Frank Gibeau has said he is unsure whether these pricey extra controllers have a future.
Sales of Rock Band have fallen somewhat flat in recent months, leading Gibeau to question whether the dedicated-peripheral sub-genre could have already peaked.
"Plastic's way down, so a lot of the music category stuff is not as robust as it's been, and it's unclear whether a lot of this peripheral activity that's happening is going to stick. 125, 115, 99 dollar price points for these things - it appears to have gone soft right now in the market place," the exec told GI.biz.
"But for standalone software titles that are high quality, from us? I feel good about it. I look at our first half, our Q2, I feel good about our company, our line-up. We're not as exposed to some of those other issues - year-on-year our Q4 is going to be very dramatic in terms of the titles released."
- Valve's Chet Faliszek has been confirmed as the first developer session for EGX Rezzed 2015
- One area from Zelda Wii U is as big as the entirety of Skyward Sword
- Telltale's new collaboration is with Mojang, on a Minecraft story game
- Franklin voice actor indicates GTA V story DLC is on the way
- Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire and Bully sequels will come when the time is right says Rockstar
- Telltale teases another collaboration with another game developer
- New Company Of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault trailer recognizes the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge
- New Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer focuses on character customization
- Splash Damage's free-to-play shooter Dirty Bomb coming to Steam in the new year