EA’s Riccitiello says discs won’t go away “any time soon”

EA boss John Riccitiello has weighed in on the ongoing disc vs digital media debate with the opinion that discs are here to stay.

“Do I believe longer term that the disc will go away? Not any time soon,” he told Industry Gamers while speaking of his belief that people prefer discs over digital. ” “I think they want their games to work.”

He still believes digital is in for rapid growth, though.

Riccitiello also brought up the interesting point of using a disc as the foundation of a digital product: “The disc can actually be a great starting point for a digital business, like an MMO, World of Warcraft, for instance,” while also making the interesting comment that “We make services, we don’t make products.”