Patrick Soderlund, executive vice president of Electronic Arts, said that Project Scorpio and PlayStation 4 Neo will allow EA to “bring more to the players.”
Executive Vice President of Electronic Arts, Patrick Soderlund, spoke with the GameInformer website about the future of PlayStation 4 Neo and Project Scorpio, considering, as they did at the moment, that the new panorama of upgradeable hardware is positive for the industry itself and his interests as a developer and distributer.
“We haven’t seen this whole idea of upgrading since the Mega CD in 1991 or something. At the time, that might not have worked, but this is different,” said Soderlund. “I can only comment to what’s been announced by Microsoft, the whole idea of keeping the ecosystem intact and scaleable is right. If you get in later in the cycle, you can get a Scorpio or you can upgrade to it. It’s an interesting, smart approach, and we’ll see how well it works.”
Seizing the occasion, he also said that if they see a potential market in NX in EA, they could redevelop for the Nintendo platform, but cannot say anything more specific because the console has not yet been officially announced.
Finally, Soderlund said that although development costs will grow by PlayStation Neo 4 and Project Scorpio, he expects its releases will help to increase the number of consoles installed in homes to offset increased investment.