Oh goody. It's time once again to play the guessing game.

EA Games boss Frank Gibeau told CVG that in addition to the big franchises ( Battlefield , Madden , Mass Effect , etc.), they plan to revive several of their old-school classics. Said Gibeau:

"We've got 25 years of good IPs and I've worked on a few of them in my career like Road Rash and the Strike series. So I have a strong affinity for a lot of the things we've done in the past.

We kind of have a rule which is you've got to have a really good reason to bring something back – What can you do to it that makes it fresh and brings something new to the equation of the franchise?"

He went on to cite their reboot of Medal of Honor ; the reason they brought that back was because they wanted to focus on modern themes. It was why last year's MoH dealt with the controversial war on terror. Then he just so happened to mention Road Rash and the Strike series, but he finished by saying they still need to "have something new:"

"But when we look at Road Rash, the Strike series or some of these other franchises we really challenge ourselves. We can't just put them on new tech with the same gameplay from ten years ago, we've got to have something new. That's the typical challenge that we have."

Okay, so what do you think they'll bring back? Or better yet, what do you want them to bring back? Answering the last question is always more fun. ūüėČ

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Twistedfloyd
Twistedfloyd
9 years ago

NBA Street needs a come back. That game on PS3 sucked.

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Indeed, homecourt was ass. IMO NBA Street vol. 2 was by far the best and most imaginitive! Hell bring EA Big back!

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

EA makes classics? …I guess…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

EA has been one of the biggest video game publishers for almost a quarter-century…..so, yeah.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

NFL street would be nice to have back…

SoulController
SoulController
9 years ago

I have so many great memories of Road Rash. That could make for some dope Multiplayer

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

God I loved playing road rash with a friend, it was quite a lot of fun.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Road Rash had me in front of the tv for hours on end. So addictive..

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Damn man I don't even remember what they used to make from back in the day because I didn't pay attention to developers back then, I just wanted good games.

I will say this though, don't piss on bringing games up to date that keep their core gameplay. That's how you make good games that people love, as opposed to say… sh*tcanning what fans love and doing something else that they hate.

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

Man, I havnt played road rash since the n64. I remember playing that game with my 'rents, and unlocing the fastest bikes possible, only trade off was the control.

Those games were hella boss. They'd be sick in hd. Hell, id like to see them given the modern day treatment and just make a new road rash all together.

Nothing like knockin another biker off their hog with a chain.

La_Bete12
La_Bete12
9 years ago

I say they should reboot System Shock. those were some intense games.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I wanna play those! Why can't we get HD collections for those before Bioshock Infinite?

kevinater321
kevinater321
9 years ago

They should probably work on there current games and because they have a pretty big year. When they have a few crappy games coming out remake the classics.

gungrave
gungrave
9 years ago

The Strike series. Desert Strike, Jungle Strike, Soviet and Nucleur Strike were awsome as well. I know they were going to make some kind of future strike but i'd rather they keep the franchise with the times. Oh, and a flight sim like f22 intercepter. Maybe Road Rash. Good times, those guys had it covered back in the Sega Genesis days ūüôā

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

Yeah, it's true. EA made those great games. I had already forgotten about them.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Soviet was my favorite. I mastered that game in the summer of 1998.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 8/18/2011 11:04:45 PM

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I completely forgot EA did make Desert Strike!

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

I can't remember old EA games but I would love to play a new Battletoads. Anyone remember that NES game?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Hard as hell during the racing stage in the lava pit. Great music and level design. Oh and I still own a copy.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Yeah, that racing section is up there on the "most difficult gaming experiences" section.

I've never been more happy to see snow in my life!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

PLEASE give me SimCity5 PLEASE….like #@$#[email protected]$ PLEASE. I will gladly pay gazillions for SimCity5.

Thank you.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

something strange just happened. I gave you a thumbs up and as soon as i did that you got a thumbs down too, and i know It shouldn't have changed until i refreshed. curiouser and curiouser.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

That would be a good one.

gungrave
gungrave
9 years ago

The Immortal, that game was hard as hell…reminds me a bit of Demons Souls. It had pretty sweet graphics and was pretty damn graphic. I purchased that game due to it's awsome cover…that's how it was back in my day.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Immortal_(video_game)

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

Need for Speed Underground anybody?

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

Spot on

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

Skate or Die B**ches!!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Didn't they try that and then abandon it?

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

I never heard anything like that. did they??

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Here u go https://temp.psxextreme.com/ps3-news/5536.html


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 8/19/2011 12:38:48 AM

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

I think they should make a new Madden NFL game….oh wait.

Seriously though, a new Road Rash would be amazing! I also wouldn't mind a new Alone in the Dark. More survival horror is always a good thing. Also, though I never played it, I like the sound of Zany Golf. The idea of a fantasy mini-golf course sounds like a good idea for a PSN/XBLA game.

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

"I think they should make a new Madden NFL game" Im with you on that one….can we get 2K back in the game so Tiburon has some comp and arent being so damn lazy with this series?

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

I haven't owned a Madden game since 1999. I enjoy playing them every once in a while, but I can usually get that fix at my brother's house, so I don't really see purchasing one.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Ha, I just posted about going back to the "Strike" series in that "Cerny predicts No more SP mode in 3 years" thread.

This is just further proof of my telekinetic power here at the PSXE!(and for my next feat, I shall will all of my numbers to pop up at next week's Powerball & MegaMillion jackpots!)

hadouken
hadouken
9 years ago

Road Rash was fun.

Jed
Jed
9 years ago

I never played the Strike series, but I really enjoyed Road Rash, especially Road Rash 3D. I had soo much fun ramping my bike off of the Richard Simmons look alike joggers. LIVE AGAIN ROAD RASH!!!

___________
___________
9 years ago

BLACK!
BLACK!
BBBBBBBBLLLLLLLLAAAAAACCCCCCKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
O, and of course we need a new mirrors edge game!
but not before BLACK 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

I am pretty sure they are making a spiritual sequel to Black.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

I hated Black, they wrote a check that they couldn't cash and i could never get past that.

___________
___________
9 years ago

yes they are bodycount comes out in 2 weeks.
but 1 black left about half way through development so ive got a feeling he was not happy with the game or whatever.
2 its TOTALLY different to BLACK!
played the demo on XBLA its a good game, but its so different to BLACK.
i wish criterion would just go back to the series, hire stewart black back, and get DICE to help them with the FB2 engine.

AshT
AshT
9 years ago

Road rash was awesome back then, wud love to see a remake

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
9 years ago

They need to make another freedom fighters, the first is still one of my favorite games

thedaini
thedaini
9 years ago

Road Rash was a lot of fun, but does anyone remember the Crusader series?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusader_(game_series)

I spent far too much time playing Crusader: No Remorse during my early years of gaming.

Ogibillm
Ogibillm
9 years ago

Wing Commander!

and although i didn't play it, i can see the potential for a new Ultima

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

Yeah, Wing Commander was great.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

EA needs to bring us a new re-imagined Wing Commander (as Ogibillum says above). Sim City – as mentioned by LV also needs some love…

But, more than that they need to bring us a new Privateer game. Privateer 2 was a great game and almost brought the same mood as the original Elite. We need a game like that on current platforms.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Omg yes a new privateer! This gen need it so.