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Electronic Arts (EA) plans to release pre-configured PCs alongside big name video game launches, in an attempt to blur the boundary between high-end PC gaming and hardware expense.

Games blogger Chris Remo recounts a conversation on Sunday at Comic-Con with an EA rep, who told him the first such PC will be launched with Crysis Warhead, a first person shooter due out this autumn.

Details are scarce, but the EA rep told Remo that gamers will be able to choose between various system configurations, with each corresponding to the quality of gameplay desired.

It’s thought prices will range between $600 and $800 (£400/€500), so the more you pay the better the gameplay, or so goes the reasoning.

It’s probable that some gamers will prefer to build their own PC in preparation for the next big title. But EA’s PC plans are likely to appeal to gamers confused by system specifications or anyone looking for an off-the-shelf PC that’s guaranteed to run the latest game.

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