EA buys piece of Digital Illusions

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  1. JayV

    JayV Supporting Actor

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    I heard on G4TV that EA purchased a minority interest in Digital Illusions.

    Does anyone know if DI is planning/developing a new racer for the Xbox? If so, is there any word on DI's Xbox Live position?

    I know it's a minority position, but sometimes a small interest brings other agreements.

    I'm asking because I really enjoyed Rallisport, but after my MotoGP experience I have little interest in an off-line racer.

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  2. Scott "E"

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    Well, Midtown Madness 3 is being developed by DI, but as far as future projects go, there was talk last year of an online version of RSC, but nothing definite.

     
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    Midtown Madness 3 & Rallisport Challenge 2 are still on the way with Live functionality. I'm not quite sure what the details of this are as I think that D.I.C.E. are actually a part of Microsoft Game Studios. I think that EA will just handle the publishing & it shouldn't have any effect on the development of games...but maybe someone else can tell you more.

    BTW I disagree totally with you guys...offline is by far the most important component of a game to me. (of course, I can't actually subscribe to Live because I don't have broadband available here) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. Dan B

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    Oh, thanks for the correction Brian. For some reason I thought they were part of MS...the whole publisher/developer thing is kind of blurry in gaming to me. (I know what the difference is but sometimes it seems like the publisher gets all the credit for a game...if you know what I'm trying to say)
     
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  7. JayV

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    Interesting, thanks for the info.

    -j
     

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