GI - Analysts discuss the potential impact of EA losing Drs. Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk.
Big impact on gamers...
Yeah. I think we'll really feel their absence when Mass Effect 4 and Dragon Age III are released.
We already felt their absence on DA2 and ME3 (I'd say ME2 for me) anyway. It's not like EA was letting their imaginations go wild with the franchises. So I agree with this title, their departures don't have much impact beyond the symbolic one.
Don't forget that New IP that was mentioned as well.
You dont have to lie.. We know the truth
EA corrupts dev teams.. Putting all kinds of new rules & regulations on their formulas.. They destroyed bioware to me
Michael Pachter: "I hope that they end up like the Eagles, who have retired 15 times in the last 30 years. They are really good, and I think that they created a lot of enjoyment for a whole bunch of people." Me too.
"little to no impact" what he is really saying is EA was always the one pulling the most strings.. just like we had always thought.
The developers need to go back to small teams and big imaginations. Before it was all about money. Go create some stellar games and go to the highest bidder to publish it, but don't give them full rights to it. With Kickstarter hitting full steam right now, its rather hard to not find funds to get going, and if your games are good then fans will want it and publishers will want it. Yet if a game doesn't have HUGE noticeable sales, then its considered a failure....so instead we constantly get the "safe" rehashed crap for a generation. Instead its make a few good games, big greedy publisher knocks on door, developer sells soul, game franchise goes down the drain, developers leave while big greedy publisher pretends they didn't, and publisher keeps milking said franchise till it's death.
I remember back when BioWare would release true RPGs like Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights Oh man, THOSE were BioWare's days :')
Good move, the Bioware co-founders made completely different games to the ones that came out with EA.
Awesome they were going downhill at EA. Maybe now they can go back to making the games they want as a labor of love, not just rushed sequels with mass appeal. We might just see a phoenix rise out of the ashes here, hopefully.
I think EA has known that Ray and Greg would leave the company ever since they bought them. Think about it, Bioware was an immensely successful company. Their profits were stable, and pretty much guaranteed to continue. Yet they went up for sale - why? It's what management calls an "Exit Strategy". Ray and Greg wanted out, but you can't just shut down the company or put someone in the lead that hasn't had sufficient training yet. Instead, what many business owners do, and seemingly Ray and Greg did, is to sell the company to a larger corporation. Usually this sale involves a contract in which the founders agree to be involved with the company for at least a set amount of time, so that the parent company is able to observe how the company is run, what kind of work culture they have. Now that the time Ray & Greg agreed on has expired, they're free to leave, which they now have.
Ver very true, you could be totally right.
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