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EA and Criterion speak out about acquisition

GI.biz speaks to Criterion CEO David Lau-Kee and Electronic Arts worldwide studios VP Bruce McMillan about today's surprise announcement of Criterion's acquisition by EA.

Following today's surprise acquisition of Criterion by Electronic Arts, our sister site GamesIndustry.biz spoke with Criterion CEO David Lau-Kee and EA worldwide studios VP Bruce McMillan about the future of the industry's most popular middleware platform.

In today's interview, both men speak about their intentions for the future of Criterion and for EA's involvement in the middleware market, and outline a vision which sees EA striving to grow the industry as a whole by making its own internal technologies available through RenderWare.

The platform will continue to be supplied to third parties, they reaffirmed - with McMillan adamant that EA's intention is "to help the industry be robust and healthy," while Lau-Kee assured us that for now, it would be "business as usual" for Criterion.

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