Next-gen consoles coming in “about a year’s time” - EA boss

Microsoft and Sony have yet to officially announce their next-gen consoles, but third-party publishers are already working out their launch gameplans. Speaking to Bloomberg this week, EA Games Label president Frank Gibeau said that when new hardware arrives “in about a year’s time,” his company won’t be making the same technological mistakes seen this generation. 

“It’s a big investment for us this year,” he said. “What you first have to do is start with the technology, the hardware, what’s coming out, and what it does really, really well, and understand what’s going to drive innovation there.” 

Addressing EA’s weak start on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Gibeau said that EA “made a couple of mistakes in how we built our technology,” explicitly noting such defining current-gen features as high-definition graphics and online platforms. He went on to note that for the upcoming generation, EA’s technology approach can be seen in the the Frostbite development engine, which powers such games as Battlefield 3 and Need for Speed: Most Wanted

EA is currently prepping three to five new intellectual properties for release on the new hardware within 24 months of their launch. Additional information on these titles was not provided. 

For more on what’s currently known about Sony’s and Microsoft’s next consoles, check out GamesRadar’s PS4 and Next Xbox breakdown.


  • tehtimeisnow - August 31, 2012 1:02 a.m.

    um next genreation is alredy here its called the ipad and its ben here for a long time now just face the facts guys consoles is dead tecology and a new age of gameing is here and thats the ipad and ipohne and gameing is at its peak rite now cuz of those
  • birdman1041 - August 31, 2012 5:03 a.m.

    Everyone makes spelling mistakes, but I was under the impression that you are trying to convince people of the value of your argument here, correct? You lost me at iphohne.
  • SentientSquidMachine - August 31, 2012 7:52 a.m.

    Seriously.....I love reading your comments. Thank you.
  • SentientSquidMachine - August 31, 2012 10:15 a.m.

    btw are you appelandCoDrulez on IGN?
  • tehtimeisnow - August 31, 2012 7:46 p.m.

    no i tehtimeisnow2 on ign that guy is an guy that copys me but hes pretty cool thuogh cuz he likes call of duty and he beliefs that iphone is the future of gameing
  • bebl09 - August 31, 2012 8:42 p.m.

    Hahah I literally just saw a comment by that guy a few minutes ago and thought of Gamesradar's biggest troll.
  • DeliciousPie - August 30, 2012 2:37 p.m.

    Well, new IPs. Can't complain about that.
  • db1331 - August 30, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    In about a year, console games will look like PC games did 4 years ago.
  • onetimebuster - August 30, 2012 2:37 p.m.

    As long as they play good i could care less.
  • ObliqueZombie - August 30, 2012 7:38 p.m.

    Honestly, I'm just ready to play games like ZombiU. I'll be honest, it look like a tech demo of current-gen tech. But hell, it'll play nice, or so I hope.
  • FreezeRay - August 31, 2012 12:52 p.m.

    this just in, graphics whore complains about graphics. up next. the sky is blue
  • onetimebuster - August 30, 2012 1:23 p.m.

    Next gen coming and still no last guardian and final fantasy versus 13.

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