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EA's Peter Moore: Not every game we ship will require online

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Electronic Arts chief operating officer Peter Moore wrote in a post on the company's The Beat blog that not every game the publisher ships "will require an internet connection" and that EA will continue to create single-player offline modes for "many, if not most" of its future titles.

Moore's comments are in response to an interview conducted by Engadget at Gamescom, during which the COO said, "We don't ship a game at EA that is offline." In an attempt to clarify that statement, Moore explained what he meant by online-enabled features, including online multiplayer, downloadable content updates and social features

"The reality is, the Internet and social connectivity touches every one of our titles today — and has for several years," he wrote. "Many, if not most, of our games include single-player, offline modes that you can play entirely without an Internet connection, if you so choose. We know that's something many of our players want, and we will continue to deliver it."

Moore also touched on EA's current and future free-to-play strategies, which include Plants vs. Zombies 2 and Command & Conquer. He said that EA will "continue to explore new free-to-play experiences for our franchises" but that not all of its games will offer the option.

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