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'Major' EA MMO coming spring 2011

No details given on the franchise, however

EA boss John Riccitiello confirmed last night that the company is working on a 'major' MMO for release next year.

Despite acknowledging the 'volatility' of the MMO market, Riccitiello promised that the title would be a "key driver" of EA's digital business in a conference call to investors.

He said: "On the digital side, while we've got a great number of key initiatives, one key driver is going to be the launch date of our major MMO.

"As it stands today, the game's making great progress towards a spring 2011 launch. Given the volatility of this sector and the fact we haven't provided a specific launch date, we're excluding the revenue from our FY11 plans and guidance."

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The title's likely to be created by Mythic Entertainment, which EA merged with Bioware last year as an MMO/RPG super-developer.

Our money's on Star Wars:Old Republic, but could it be time for a Spore MMO? Which EA franchises would you like to see become massively multiplayer, dear readers?

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