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Paris GDC: McCarthy Teases EA Sports Peripherals

As part of his Paris GDC lecture, Electronic Arts' David McCarthy has been discussing EA Sports' move to new platforms such as the Wii, revealing that consumers will see EA Sports titles using bundled peripherals within the next 12 months.
As part of his Paris GDC lecture, Electronic Arts' David McCarthy has been discussing EA Sports' move to new platforms such as the Wii. Following his talk at the French event, he revealed that consumers will see EA Sports titles using bundled peripherals within the next 12 months - though did not specify for which consoles or in what precise form. As part of the Q&A following his session, McCarthy said that EA Sports would integrate peripherals into its titles in a similar way that the EA-distributed Rock Band has for Wii, saying in particular: "You have to be careful with it, because Rock Band, that's a great peripheral, but it's a big expensive box." McCarthy said that the firm would put out a peripheral "provided it doesn't raise that barrier of entry and accessibility" for the gamer. However, he concluded: "I think you'll see games using that Rock Band peripheral strategy from EA Sports, even within the next 12 months." Gamasutra will have more from McCarthy's lecture in the near future.

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