With John Riccitiello out as the CEO of EA and the company now looking for a new full-time leader, we thought it would be fun to ask the PSLS staff: “You’re the new EA CEO, What’s the First Thing You Do?”
Greenlight a Mirror's Edge sequel.
... I believe in a systen that REWARDS customers for playing the game, and keeping hold of the game, thus releasing FREE DLC after 2-3 months orso, so they won't sell their copy, but want to wait and enjoy the extra stuff they'll be getting. No DRM. No always-online crap. No DLC-milking. Just 50 bucks for a complete game. That's it. And make sure that game is the best release possible.
All for a Mirror's Edge sequel, but to be honest, I think EA deliver a lot of quality product. Why all this DLC milking? Oh, that's because revenue from games have gone down A LOT the last years and in order for games to be profitable they need to sell DLC. EA is actually in some trouble.
then by all means a mirror's edge is warranted. With that i would push for a Dante Inferno sequel and a reboot of road Rash. At least bring back Road Rash for god's sake.
DLC-milking is NOT the way to make more money. In fact, more and more gamers feel duped when they find out they bought an incomplete game from greedy developers, and will be hesitant to buy a game full price afterwards. It might be a nice strategy short-term, but in the long-term, gamers WILL catch on, and WILL choose much more often to avoid buying a game at launch for 60 bucks, instead waiting 9 months orso to buy a complete copy for a fraction of the price.
@Yi-Long Idealism aside, the problem is that in fact IS the way to make money. This idea that a large segment of gamers protest an boycott products with lots of DLC is mostly unfounded. The games market has seen a huge shift toward revenue based on DLC instead of game sales. That's why EA said that consumers love DLC. They know that some thousand gamers and their friends are on forums and complaining, but they also know that millions are still buying their DLC. Even enjoying it. So get used to the new world. Free to Play models and DLC.
First thing to do Hmmm.. Project shut down EA
@Yi-long. This is not charity but a business, yes everyone wants free stuff. But there is no way with the shape of the industry as of now that they would just spend all that time making Dlc for nothing. *Disclaimer, I am talking strictly about the Dlc not being free and in no way am I saying that the publisher should get away with every bs scam*
Cancel madden and give it back to Tecmo where is belongs!
... as a publisher, you want to make sure people buy your games NEW. Not 2nd hand. That means you want people to buy your game at full price, at launch, and you want them to KEEP those games. Now, here's 2 scenarios: 1: Buy my game, 5 minutes after you bought it, I'll release DLC for it, some of which should have been in the game in the first place, and I will continue to do so for many months, milking you dry. Hopefully. Total experience will cost you around 100 bucks, assuming you'll buy it all. 2: Buy my game. All DLC that we'll release WILL be free. Total experience will cost you 50 bucks. Now think a bit about which deal gamers will find worth investing in. The problem with scenario 1 is that less gamers will be willing to buy the game new, at full price, knowing they'll be milked in order to get the complete experience. Many will just wait. many will refuse to buy the DLC. Many who DO buy the game at 50 bucks at launch, will sell it 3 weeks later, thus feeding the 2nd hand market. 2nd scenario will have happy gamers, who will gladly pay 50 bucks because they KNOW they'll getthe complete experience. They'll KEEP the game longer. NOT feeding the 2nd hand market. Keeping the MP alive and kicking. And because of good word of mouth and great value for money, a publisher doesn't have to throw their game in the bargain-bin quite as quickly as they might have to do otherwise, in order to compete with 2nd hand copies, as well as convincing gamers their game IS worth buying. Scenario 2 is the best. Not just because everybody wins, but it also creates a bond between gamer and publisher, as in: "this publisher will give me value for money!", thus making it more likely for those gamers to also support future releases, because of that trust.
Sell all my assets to Sony and live the rest of my life rich as a mofo.
* Don't make a sports game this year for anything. Take extra year to develop games =...... Gamers getting the best sports games ever and me getting fired. would be worth it though.
Greenlight Brutal Legend sequel.
No. Double Fine should go to a different publisher for that.
Doesn't EA own the IP or something?
No, Double Fine owns it thats why they were able to put in on Steam without EA.
Greenlight Sony ownership
I tried to make sense out of this and I see 2 interpretations,of what you're trying to say 1. you want Sony to own EA 2. you want EA to own Sony Honestly both are horrible ideas
Rather Sony buy some franchises from them and thats about it. Madden needs to stay multiplatform.
Love that image. I'd hire Gordon Ramsey as my personal chef.
And then yell at him if he brings you the wrong thing?
Call him a fat donkey every chance I got. LOL
I'd sell my company to Nintendo. Then I'd get someone to explain that meme to me.
Sever all ties with Bioware to start...
get rid of day one dlc / preoder dlc / make complete games , remove online passes, try to gain gamers trust by making fresh ips, giving gamers what they want; mirror edge 2, brutal legend 2 , etc etc , inall try to copy cd project lol
rethink microtransactions,drm and look at the core of the industry not the casual side look to the fans that have always bought medal of honor,bf and other titles. stop casualizing every game in the ea library. not every game needs co op,not every game has to have multiplayer.
it's simple actually. don't worry about making money, just make great games.
Honestly? I would shut the company down.
Start work on more new Ip's and delay sequels of games that have been milked for years to give them more time to make a game truly deserving of being called a sequel. Change business tactics to be more gamer friendly by actually listening to and implementing advice from the gaming community. Give DLC for future games away for free to help lift the stigma of EA being in it only for the profits and gain back hardcore gamer's trust.
Have a press conference explaining that everyone but the old CEO was against Day one DLC, single player DLC code locking, & micro transactions & that they will eliminate them starting today! Hey i could dream right!
I would un fuck the company, bring it down to a community level and ask them what they would like to see in a game. I would ask what people want and deliver.
Buy Startwars 1313, Mirrors Edge 2.
I would bring titles to the Nintendo Wii-U and 3DS. And I would listen to what the fans want.
For PC go back to steam alot of PC owners refuse to use origin and always on drm and for console thry need to get rid of IAP, on disc dlc and the obsession of put multiplayer on everything.
Turn back the clock. Make games again a rewarding experience. Finish on brutal difficulty, unlock additional content. DLC should be an extension of the story. starcraft II did it right. Dialbo 3 did it so wrong.
lmao, that article picture is hilarious, YOU [email protected]
Stop wasting money and time trying to make NBA Live/Elite games, and just let 2K have it. Also get rid of origin, and put all the games back on Steam.
1. Make a proper football game
2. Make a proper baskeball game
3. Re enter baseball
1st thing ill do..listen to what gamers really want, do your research and make something interesting. and two stop thinking of milking your customers with DLC and microtransactions...
...For $10 each!
Black II and Freedom Fighters II
I'd insist that titles don't launch until they're finished. This "in three patches time it'll be the game we originally promised you" BS has to stop. Moreover, as business beneficial micro-transactions are, they need addressing. There are too many of them, and no one should have to pay for something that should've been an on-disc unlockable for completing the game/a challenging task...
having the option to play games on steam instead of origin. no drm, no DLC milking. New fresh IP's.
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