Thursday, November 30, 2006

EA Buys Headgate and More

I ride EA quite often, because, well, they suck quite often. However, I saw something tonight that's a pretty inspired move on their part.

Here's an excerpt from the press release over at Gamespot:
The company announced that it has bought Headgate Studios, the developer of the last six PC installments in the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise and Madden NFL 07. Now the shop, redubbed EA Salt Lake, will "focus on development for the Nintendo Wii."

So EA buys the creator of mouse swing, which was one of the best innovations in gaming history, and they're going to dedicate them to developing for the Wii, which has a motion-sensing controller.

That is absolutely the right idea.

Site Meter