Gaming manufacturer Electronic Arts expects revenue from digital games to be larger than that of CD – reproduced games in the years to come.
According to Electronic Arts head officer for operations Peter Moore, two to three years from now, the company would be selling more products in terms of digital media than physical media.
Electronic Arts, the creator of popular games such as Crysis and The Sims, will also likely increase the number of phone-compatible and free-to-play games it produces.
Within this year, the game maker will create more than 40 free-to-play games and social mobile, also implying that more programs could also be part of the company’s game catalogue before the year ends.
Online computer app and Mobile Tool shops, such as Google’s Play Store, the Mac App store, and other online app and game shops are already being utilized by the game maker to distribute and sell the games they manufacture.
EA’s digital distribution platform also swelled in terms of the number of registered users, with 11 million subscribers in May to more than 20 million a few months after.
The company also assures that even though their digital distribution platform is increasing in number, physical media will not be abandoned, and will continue to be available on the market.