You'd be forgiven for thinking that EA is firmly on the side of Microsoft when it comes to the upcoming next generation. After all, not only is EA Partners game Titanfall an Xbox console exclusive, but every Xbox One sold at launch in Europe will come bundled with a copy of FIFA 14; FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends will be exclusive to Xbox consoles and the first Battlefield 4 DLC will also be a timed exclusive.
However, speaking in an interview with CVG, EA exec Frank Gibeau has stated that EA is very balanced when it comes to supporting partners, even if it may not seem that way.
"We're changing nothing in our policy about being platform-agnostic," he said. "One of the things that struck me this week is how a tactical deal with one of our platform partners has been blown out and perceived as strategic tilt - that's a messaging error on our part. There is no strategic tilt.
"The Sony platform and the Xbox platform are both very important to us. If you look at the previous generation we did tactical deals with both Sony and Microsoft throughout the cycle. Titanfall is different, it's an EA Partners game - everything else is platform agnostic.
"Sony has been executing exceptionally well on the next-gen transition. Their hardware's hot, they're clear and disciplined and consistent with their policies, they are showing some amazing things with indies, so overall I couldn't be more pleased with how they're executing.
"It's a long cycle, and certainly there's potential with Sony exclusivity deals too."
What do you think of Gibeau's words? Do you think that he's talking sense?