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EA exec: People wrongly criticise EA for not being innovative

A lot of people wrongly criticise EA for not being innovative, claimed EA executive Patrick Soderlund.

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aLucidMind1329d ago

Yeah, people wrongly accuse EA of not being innovative. I mean, look at the Madden series; look at how many of those are exactly like the previous game! If that isn't innovation, I don't know what is.

BattleAxe1329d ago (Edited 1329d ago )

Not just Madden, look at Tiger Woods PGA Tour. The game has had extremely small incremental changes each year that don't amount to any kind of innovative change, and in fact, the last time they got the putting right was in Tiger Woods 2005.

EA is a "me too" company. If Call of Duty had never gotten as popular as it did, EA would have never pulled Medal of Honor out of the dust bin of despair. But of course, the last MoH was really bad, and while MoH: Airborne had a fantastic single player campaign, the online was horrible.

Sony has God of war, and so EA said "me too!" and created Dante's Inferno. ActiBlizz has WoW, and so EA is trying to replicate that success with SWTOR. EA sees how great Steam is doing, and again, EA says "me too!", and creates Origin, which doesn't seem to be liked by many.

The only 3 games that are keeping EA afloat right now are Battlefield, Mass Effect and Dead Space. Burnout: Paradise was a fun game, but other that I really don't view EA in a favorable light. The majority of their games are average at best.

Anyway, EA is not innovative whatsoever. If you want innovation, then look at Ubisoft, Valve/Steam, 2K, Nintendo and Sony.

aliengmr1329d ago

Hah.

Throwing money at visuals is not innovation.

MxRBrobaFett1329d ago

What?! An executive for a company is standing up for the company he "executives" at?! MADNESS

Kiwi_Blue1329d ago

EA are innovative. They are always coming up with new ways to screw consumers!

brish1329d ago

Origin comes to mind.

It's a digital gaming service that allows EA to take your right to play the games you legally purchased away from you if you post a comment in their forums that they don't like.

Amazing innovation there!

dark-hollow1329d ago

There is nothing innovative about buying every studio on earth, take their IPs then throw them to the trash if it didn't meet their "expectations"

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