Microsoft certainly ain\'t no start-up company, despite the fact that the fall 2001 home console, the Xbox, is the giant\'s first. Reuters and Gamers.com now report that Bill truly is using live ammo... Electronic Arts has just officially signed on with Microsoft to create games for the Xbox. The initial fruits of this venture are to be up to ten titles within a six month launch window for the platform.
Back when Microsoft signed around 160 gaming companies, Electronic Arts\' name was scarily absent. Just ask any kid with a PlayStation 2, and they can tell you what a relief it is to have the largest third-party publisher cranking out the hits for ya. Microsoft\'s chief Xbox officer Robbie Bach says so himself. "This is significant in terms of the direction we\'re heading with Xbox, and a significant sign of momentum building with the platform."
Perhaps more interesting is EA chief executive Larry Probst\'s shedding of PS 2 loyalty when he says, "If any platform is successful then we will support it fully. Obviously, we think that the Xbox can be a successful entrant in the category." With a reported 500 dev kits already on order, the potential for the system has just grown exponentially.
This is just like election nite, how will Square favor????? The decision for Square to develop is now to close to call. They can develop but will have stock issues with Sony, but if Sony will be smart they will let them develop so that Microsoft can pay them through stock.
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