SimCity interview: Lucy Bradshaw reflects on a disaster launch

Maxis general manager discusses refund policy, always-online tech and fixing the city

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Root1980d ago

Why do non of these interviews actually start pushing the questions they probably don't want to hear. Like how the always online thing is crap and it's ruined SimCity....or how they should make it offline.

Yi-Long1980d ago


Demanding your players to 'always be online' in order to play a Single-Player game is DUMB.

And yes, many of the players just want to play a city-builder on their own, offline.

MestreRothN4G1980d ago

Reason: This is a PR stunt.
If CVG (ugh) would do these questions, the developers won't ever agree on doing the "interview". Therefore, they wouldn't ask the questions anyway.
Basically, it is logically impossible to ask these questions then, at least when we are talking about PURE MARKETING instead of a proper interview.

MYSTERIO3601980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

If this tells us anything its that MS supposed design model of ''constantly online console'' and online 24/7 to play in general does not work and brings to much problems.

Bimkoblerutso1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )

Because saying "the always online thing is crap" is not a question. I don't think they would agree to a sit down with a publication that intended to call them out.

They already know that a very...VERY large portion of gamers are pissed off. But they are also probably aware that given enough time and enough empty apologies, people are willing to accept even the most tyrannical bullshit these companies are willing to shovel at us.

MestreRothN4G1980d ago (Edited 1980d ago )


Our "community" is dumber than people that believe in Bush. We are ruining the industry, crappy product bought after crappy product bought.

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tweet751980d ago

cant belive they havent pulled the game from market and refuned everone who bought the game

Hydralysk1980d ago

Well they are giving people a free origin game.

So basically they won't give you your money back if the product is broken, but they will give you store credit that you can only use at the place which just shafted you.

That's just as good though right?