GT: Michael Pachter explains what it will take to fill John Riccitiello’s shoes.
For a Second there, I thought Patcher was going to be EA's next CEO.
Oh god no.
that would be a nightmare
Same here. lol @OT Don Mattrick as the next head of EA? FAK NO!
Well this is a sign that the EA/Sony partnership was a disaster it idnt bring in the revenues they wanted, now they are looking at a EA/MSpartnership and xbox ceo don mattrick to save the company.
It will take a miracle if you ask me.. EA's profits must be pretty high with all their DLC garbage, pre order bonuses and premium memberships giving you access to games early. For the next CEO, not only does he have to exceed fairly unrealistic expectations from shareholders, it's also extremely important for him and the company as a whole to reconnect with gamers. While it might unfair for them to gain the Worst company in America award, it still shows that there are many gamers out there who really hate them enough to vote and sorry but Peter Moore's response is just not going to cut it if EA are going to try and regain some trust from the people who voted for them. As it stands, I think EA are the perfect example of a faceless company motivated by nothing but greed and they just can't keep this up next gen if they want to meet shareholders expectations. The Sims 4 is about to be announced and it should be something I'm excited for but after the abysmal effort on Sim City, I have little to no excitement for a new Sims game.
When you think about it, It's actually the 'shareholders' who have control of the games industry now. Unless the next CEO of EA tries to change that relationship, nothing will change at EA. He HAS to introduce a policy of 'risk'. Without risk there is never innovation, and with innovation comes respect. This is why Sony have such respect in that regard. They take risks for us.
Mattrick, eh.. has interesting implications on the EA/MS relationship.
As much as I disagree with Pachter a lot of the time, I still find what he has to say fascinating.
Yup I agree sure he is a dodo but atleast hear the person out before criticizing here and there he does say things on how this industry does certain things because he speaks with these people and the colleagues he has are in the industry but when he does his little analyist assumptions they are off and he sees things with mainstream goggles not the goggles of the hardcore which idc we are the true foundation backbone of the industry
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