News: Another round of workouts begin this Fall.
Electronic Arts has announced that their EA Sports Active exercise game series will be expanding this Fall with EA Sports Active 2.0. The game will also mark the franchise's first appearance on a non-Nintendo console as it will be coming to the PlayStation 3 and the Wii (and for some strange reason, the iPhone/iPod Touch).
Developed by EA Canada, EA Sports Active 2.0 will include a new wireless control system that will use new leg and arm straps armed with motion sensors and a heart monitor:
The new EA Sports Active 2.0 innovative wireless control system will give users complete freedom of motion, making it even easier to get a workout that delivers great results. Using innovative heart rate detection technology, the heart rate monitor will help users monitor intensity, providing constant on-screen monitoring throughout the workout and tracking user data over time to optimize performance.
In addition to the new control system, the jump to the PS3 has allowed EA to implement an online hub for players to keep track of their fitness progress. According to EA, "It will host a thriving online global community of EA SPORTS Active users who can share their fitness journeys, interact with workout groups and send messages to each other online to stay inspired and engaged. Users will also have the ability to download new workouts and exercises to their online connected PlayStation 3 console to keep their workouts fresh and maintain motivation."
We'll have more soon.