EA’s New CEO on PS4 and Xbox One: “Tough to Go Back to Anything Else”; PC Market Continues to Grow

on November 1, 2013 8:13 PM

Electronic Arts new CEO Andrew Wilson expressed today some rather positive views on the next generation consoles, professing himself “platform agnostic” (but without mentioning the Wii U at all), yet he had good things to say about the PC market as well, as part of a broader interview on Kotaku.

When asked about the PS4 and the Xbox One, he was quite clear in stating that he isn’t going back:

It’s kind of tough to go back to anything else, quite frankly.

He also feels that despite the negative influence of tablet sales, the PC market continues its growth:

There are a lot of people who are saying, ‘Wow, people are selling a lot of tablets right now, is that going to impact PC sales?’ My sense is, yes, it probably is to some extent. But PC gaming both as a premium and free-to-play market continues to grow.

And yes it does, Mr. Wilson, especially considering that Steam just dropped the news about having 65 million active users. Now, if only more developers and publishers finally woke up and took the hint…

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.