Gaming giant EA Games has teamed up with a research firm NESTA Futurelab in an effort to push games into classrooms.
The $540,000 project is set to kick off in the UK and could later expand to other parts of Europe.
The study aims to find out if the game maker can push its existing line of games into classrooms, without letting preconceptions about the value of such software in education get in the way of EA's revenue potential.
"We're very keen to look right across the genres and not rule out the education benefits of any of the different styles out there," researcher Annika Small told Computing.
But as the cheers of the kids looking forward to playing Fifa Football 2005 and Medal of honor fade away, the researchers perhaps first could take a look at the state of the average classroom computer. Then they would realise that those often are underpowered for today's games to begin with.
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