EA and Hasbro to launch games channel on Xbox Live

EA is set to launch its own gaming channel on Xbox Live, in association with Hasbro.

Family board game favourites such as Scrabble, Boggle, Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four and Sorry! will be available to play on the channel under the Hasbro Family Game Night banner.

"We believe our Hasbro Family Game Night channel on Xbox Live Arcade will be one of the most dynamic and fun collections available on the platform", said Chip Lange, general manager of EA Hasbro.

"We’ve been given the unique opportunity to create an exclusive EA Hasbro branded destination within the Xbox Live Arcade so players can easily find and play our lineup of family-friendly digital board games. Just as families have game closets in their home, they will also be able to stock a digital game closet serving up hours of interactive play for kids and adults alike".

The channel is set to launch in spring this year, with all games featuring both original and new ways to play - and more games planned for the future. Additional customisation features will allow players to earn virtual trophies, furniture and themes to decorate their personal virtual game rooms as well.

No fixed date has been set for when we can expect this, but we'll update you when we hear anything.


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