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Submitted by pierce 1029d ago | news

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. (EA, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

aLucidMind  +   1029d 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.
BattleAxe  +   1029d 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.
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aliengmr  +   1029d ago
Hah.

Throwing money at visuals is not innovation.
MxRBrobaFett  +   1029d ago
What?! An executive for a company is standing up for the company he "executives" at?! MADNESS
Kiwi_Blue  +   1029d ago
EA are innovative. They are always coming up with new ways to screw consumers!
brish  +   1029d 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-hollow  +   1029d 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"
Carl_Shocker  +   1029d ago
They don't even let studios working with them be innovative, never mind themselfs

Look at what they've done to Bioware, the fact that they're trying to make DICE do the Battlefield games like COD, ruining Visceral games by trying to turn DS3 into a generic over the top action shooter like RE6 and even how they managed to change Insomniac games creative fun looking Overstrike into a bland, boring "seen it all before" FUSE
PLAYWATCH  +   1029d ago
I used to treat EA like I treat Activision in regards to innovation.

However, to be fair, EA has step up with games like Dead Space, FIFA, and Battlefied 3.

So now, I wouldn't necessarily put EA in the same boat as Activision.
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titans9999  +   1029d ago
<<<<<YAWN>&g t;>>> Another EA executive making up excuses....will they EVER learn??? NOPE....guess not....

Hell, I could do better as a game executive!!!!!!

If only.......EA, face it....you suck, and always will....suckage is what you do best!!!!!
miyamoto  +   1029d ago
Visual Concepts > EA sports
RFornillos4  +   1029d ago
i used to believe that EA was... the reason I got into FPS was because of the first MOH. I loved how games like FIFA would start off with "EA Sports ... In the game!" (or something to that effect. then along came COD (again, the original), and I was blown. MOH follow ups just became forgettable sequels for me after COD.

nowadays, I wouldn't totally say they're not innovative. it'd be more like hit and miss.

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