Electronic Arts exec stated in a recent interview. Develop chatted with Frank Gibeau, the head of the publisher's EA Games label who stated, "Online is where the innovation, and the action, is at."
So does that mean there's no room for a big single player only RPG like, say, the games in the Fallout series? Not according to Gibeau who states that all of EA's studio heads feel there should be some kind of online component, He states, "They're very comfortable moving the discussion towards how we make connected gameplay – be it co-operative or multiplayer or online services – as opposed to fire-and-forget, packaged goods only, single-player, 25-hours-and you're out. I think that model is finished."