EA Gets Social with Dragon Age Legends
Yesterday EA signed a 5 Year deal with Facebook which will see “Facebook Credits” being used as the exclusive transaction method for their games on the social network.
“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,” offered Barry Cottle, senior vice president and general manager for EA Interactive.
If you were wondering when you would see their big names getting a social version, that day is today. EA has announced Dragon Age Legends, a new installment to the very successful RPG series that will be exclusive to Facebook.
Dragon Age Legends will be free to play and will feature online co-op play; perfect for the place they’re selling it. In addition the free game will offer exclusive unlocks in the PC and Console versions of Dragon Age 2, though no statement has been said of what those will be.
“Our goal is to change the perception of social network games and attract new players to the Facebook platform by raising the quality bar. Dragon Age Legends will deliver a deep, sophisticated experience, and we will continue to delight gamers by adding new features and content far into the future.”
Dragon Age Legends is scheduled to release in February 2011.