EA Sports Big

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EA Sports Big
Product type Video game publishing label
Owner Electronic Arts
Country United States
Introduced 2000
Discontinued 2008

EA Sports Big was a publishing label used by Electronic Arts from 2000 to 2008 to distribute casual and extreme sports games that featured non-realistic, arcade features similar to Midway Games' sports games. SSX was the first game to be published by EA Sports Big. The EA Sports Big name and branding was conceived by Steven Rechtschaffner, the Executive Producer of SSX, SSX Tricky, SSX 3, and NBA Street Vol. 2. The EA Sports Big intro voice that boomed the word "Big" was voiced by human beatbox and former member of The Roots, Rahzel.

Games[edit]

Game Year Platforms
SSX 2000 PlayStation 2
NBA Street 2001 PlayStation 2
GameCube
SSX Tricky 2001 PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
Game Boy Advance
Sled Storm 2002 PlayStation 2
Freekstyle 2002 PlayStation 2
GameCube
Game Boy Advance
Shox 2002 PlayStation 2
Def Jam Vendetta 2003 PlayStation 2
GameCube
NBA Street Vol. 2 2003 PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
SSX 3 2003 PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
Game Boy Advance
Gizmondo
NFL Street 2004 PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
NFL Street 2 2004 PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
NBA Street V3 2005 PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
FIFA Street 2005 PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
NFL Street 2 Unleashed 2005 PlayStation Portable
NBA Street Showdown 2005 PlayStation Portable
SSX On Tour 2005 PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
PlayStation Portable
FIFA Street 2 2006 PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
Nintendo DS
PlayStation Portable
Mobile Phone
NFL Street 3 2006 PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
NBA Street Homecourt 2007 Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
SSX Blur 2007 Wii
NFL Tour 2008 Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
FIFA Street 3 2008 Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
Nintendo DS

Fate and EA Sports Freestyle[edit]

In May 2008, Electronic Arts announced a new publishing label for casual sports titles called EA Sports Freestyle, and that they would discontinue the EA Sports BIG label [1]. Later games in former EA Sports BIG branded series such as FIFA Street (2012) and SSX (2012) were released under the regular EA Sports brand.

The EA Sports Freestyle brand was very short lived, with only 3 games being published under it (Celebrity Sports Showdown, FaceBreaker and 3 on 3 NHL Arcade) and was quietly discontinued without a formal announcement by Electronic Arts.