The development schedule of game publishers and developers can be a crucial factor in the success of launch consoles. What good is a nifty next generation console if you have no games to play with right?Based on the recent presentation at the Merrill Lynch Media and Entertainment Conference, Electronic Arts Chief Financial Officer Warren Jenson has told its investors he feels good about where they are right now in terms of the company’s efforts to produce games for the PS3. According to him, compared to where development of the Xbox 360, they are so much further along the development cycle. He also explained that they are now developing for a far more complicated machine – which could be reference to the vaunted Cell processor.
Jenson’s optimism is also being shared by many pundits who are foreseeing that EA is at a position to really take advantage of the launch of the PS3. This really excites me because this only means that EA’s impressive sports titles will have an early show in the PS3.