informa
1 MIN READ
News

EA Signs Five-Year Facebook Credits Exclusivity Deal

Electronic Arts & Playfish has partnered with Facebook to use the social network's universal virtual currency system, Facebook Credits, exclusively in all its games on the site for the next five years.
Electronic Arts & Playfish has partnered with Facebook to use the social network's universal virtual currency system, Facebook Credits, exclusively in all its games on the site for the next five years. The publisher follows a number of other major companies that have signed similar agreements to only use Credits, including RockYou, CrowdStar, Playdom/Disney, and FarmVille developer Zynga. EA currently has the third largest total audience of gamers on Facebook with over 44 million monthly active users. This deal includes popular sims developed by EA's Playfish division (Pet Society), as well as the company's social games based on sports franchises (EA Sports FIFA Superstars, Madden NFL Superstars), casual portal Pogo Games (currently in beta at the social network), and upcoming Monopoly adaptation. More than 75 studios and over 200 games on Facebook have so far implemented Credits, which is designed to be a more portable virtual currency than game- or publisher-specific alternatives. All Credits partners receive 70 percent of revenues from purchases with the currency, and Facebook collects the remainder. "Since gaming has emerged as the most popular category of applications on Facebook, the natural next step is for EA to broaden its relationship with Facebook and its 500 million users," says EA Interactive's GM and SVP Barry Cottle.

Latest Jobs

Xbox Game Studios

Redmond, Washington
10.5.22
Technical Lighting Artist

Innogames

Hamburg, Germany
10.5.22
Game Designer - Elvenar

Six Foot

Houston, TX
10.3.22
Six Foot Director, Player Relations

Hometopia Inc.

Remote
10.7.22
Lead Engineer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more