EA - Electronic ArtsDec 10, 2014 | 2 Votes by GamingApe 8.5 rate In the Gaming Ocean - EA is one of the biggest fish. Presented to you is a quick review of the company that brought you FIFA, The Sims, Mass Effect and Many many more.
Who are they?
Founded on 1982 by Trip Hawkins, EA (Electronic Arts) is an american game Developer, Marketer, Publisher and Distributor.
EA's HQ sits in California and the company employs approximately 10,000 people in dozens of studios and subsidiaries.
EA is one of the biggest game companies in the world and was the third highest grossing game company in 2011 After Nintendo and Blizzard-Activision with a yearly revenue of 3.797 Billion USD in 2013.
During their History, EA has merged into it a few leading gaming companies, among them are Westwood (C&C, Red Alert), PopCap games (Plants vs. Zombies, Bejeweled), Maxis (Simcity, The Sims), Visceral Games (Dead Space), BioWare (Mass Effect, Star Wars The Old Republic) and more.
What do they do?
EA has a highly diverse game spectrum spreading all over the board aimed for all Platforms: PC, Consoles and Mobile.
Some of the biggest Franchises out there belongs to EA:
Plants VS.Zombies (Casual game), The Sims (Virtual World), Battlefield (FPS), Dragon Age (RPG), Need for Speed (Racing), Rock Band (Music) and of course FIFA and NBA (Sport games).
In Addition, EA has it's online store and game platform named Origin, competing against the highly popular Steam Platform.
What does the future hold?
EA continues to be a major player in the gaming scene holding many of beloved highly popular franchises that keeps growing.
We can expect more games and DLCs in "The Sims",Plants Vs. Zombies, EA sports, Star Wars and Battlefield franchises.
A few games from EA we're highly excited about that are newly released (or in open Beta):
Titanfall (FPS) - Highly intense MMO FPS with PvP with futuristic guns and huge Mechs
DawnGate (MOBA) - a Fantasy paced action Battle Arena
The Sims 4 - The real live simulator that gets more and more realistic.
Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - the new 3D multiplayer expansion to militant plants universe.
Those games are added to some of their running awesome games:
Star Wars The Old Republic - MMORPG set in the awesome Star Wars Universe, Choose Jedi or Sith and may the force be with you.
Fifa 2014 - Soccer game where you strategies and play in the ultimate soccer showdown.
Need for Speed Rivals - a Racing game with online and offline options that is so realistic you'll feel the wind in your face.