Every game coming out of EA from now on will have some kind of online multiplayer element.
"I have not green lit one game to be developed as a single-player experience," says EA Label president Frank Gibeau. It's a boast, but also a declaration of the direction that EA will be heading from now on. The company will only be creating games with multiplayer elements – no more single player only experiences.
That's not to say that there won't be games with large single player components, mind you. 'Mass Effect 3' is a prime example of what EA is aiming for. It had a rich campaign and could easily be enjoyed solo, but a multiplayer mode was still present.
For many upcoming games, this isn't much of a challenge. One of the more interesting titles is 'SimCity,' which doesn't exactly lend itself to a multiplayer experience.