Gibeau hints at comebacks for Road Rash and Desert Strike
The new EA Labels boss, Frank Gibeau has been dropping hints about the return of some of their biggest franchises of the ninties.
Gibeau has indicated that the violent motorcycle racer Road Rash and isometric shooter Desert Strike might be making a comeback.
He mused: "We do have a couple of old franchises that we're looking at right now, reimagining them and bringing them back. We've got 25 years of good IPs and I've worked on a few of them in my career like Road Rash and the Strike series. So I have a strong affinity for a lot of the things we've done in the past."
"We kind of have a rule which is you've got to have a really good reason to bring something back," Gibeau continued. "What can you do to it that makes it fresh and brings something new to the equation of the franchise? When we look at Road Rash, the Strike series or some of these other franchises we really challenge ourselves. We can't just put them on new tech with the same gameplay from ten years ago, we've got to have something new. That's the typical challenge that we have."
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