With cable companies like Verizon and Comcast exploring cloud gaming possibilities, major publishers may have to consider connected TVs as well.

A recent Bloomberg report addressed the fact that the aforementioned cable companies could be looking into various gaming opportunities and Electronic Arts was mentioned as a potential partner.

In response, EA senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg told GameSpot that while it's a "potentially lucrative prospect," it's at least five years out. Said Reseburg:

"Connected TV represents a major opportunity for gaming on the five-year horizon. It’s long-term opportunity, but it’s another technology that has a lot of potential to dramatically expand our audience."

The Bloomberg report says many companies, including AT&T and Time Warner, will launch their own cloud-gaming services by 2014. Generic controllers would be available and there's even the chance that smartphones could become controllers as well. …yeah, things are changing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

This will just be another format for casuals to play Angry Birds and Farmville when they get home from work.

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8 years ago

no its not, gaikai signed a deal with samsung not so long ago their new TVs are going to have the service built into them.
just goes to show how out of touch EA are.
5 years my a$$!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

I'm sayin that's what it will effectively become.

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8 years ago

WHAT!?
5 years!?
EA do realize that things like gaikai have already been signed for TV deals right?
EA really are still stuck with the dinosaurs……….

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

He must have the American market in mind. As far as I understand the bandwidth is much more expensive and limited there than many other parts of the world.

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8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

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8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.

___________
___________
8 years ago

has nothing to do with bandwidth, point is tvs with the said services have been available for years!
yea most wont have access to a sufficient connection for a while so they wont be able to use it.
but this is not about the majority, this article is about the success of something over a long not short term period.