EA decides to not release Madden 09 on PC

Subject: General Tech | April 5, 2008 - 01:21 PM |

Last week it was released that EA was not going to be releasing Madden 09 on the PC - while not a hardcore gamer title it is one of those mainstream titles that would give life to the PC gaming market.  Obviously, not having it and other EA sports games will be a big hit for the PC community, graphics card vendors, etc.   Here's what Peter Moore at EA had to say about it:

We knew that our decision to not develop this year’s Madden
for the PC would be an unpopular decision in some circles.  But I’ll
reiterate what I said a couple of weeks ago in this space…the PC
presents some very serious business challenges to us in the sports
category, particularly because so many of you all are playing your
favorite sports games on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.  We are committed
to shipping a limited number of our games on the PC this year, but
we’ve also had to cut a few of our games from the platform.  We do have
ideas for how to revitalize the PC for sports games and the types of
games that are best suited to the platform, and we’ll continue to
explore those.

Source: The Inquirer