Why The Next Console Generation Might Be EA’s Last

UPROXX - It’s been a rough month for EA. Their CEO resigned. Yesterday, although EA has been tight-lipped, they fired up to 10% of the entire company. And they just got voted Worst Company of the Year again, despite being more annoying than anything else.

Can EA turn it around? Maybe. But they wouldn’t be the first publisher to hit a skid and not come out of it. Here’s what might do EA in.

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Feralkitsune1795d ago

EA has too many good series to simply go away. No matter what they do, people may complain; but they will still drop $60 for that shiny new Battlefield or Madden.

guitarded771795d ago

Yup. EA has some great development studios and great franchises. People can hate them all they want, but EA probably has the largest quality portfolio of any third party publisher. Plus they just got Star Wars.

BeZdaBest1795d ago (Edited 1795d ago )

which they been turnig into crap..and you yourself cant deny the crap ea's has pulled near the end of last gen

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ScubbaSteve1795d ago

I'm not so sure that would happen tho. When EA goes out of business it will be similar to what happened with THQ. All the various parts will go up on the auction block and be sold off to different companies. The new metro game, for instance, was sold off but still came out because it was bought up by someone else. I honestly wouldn't mind seeing a lot of their franchises in the hands of different people.

tehpees31795d ago

No company is too big to fail regardless of how popular their franchises. Final Fantasy was one of the biggest series last gen and now because it has plummeted SE is sinking with it.

EA (because of how big they are) could be one of those who turn victim to the phrase "the bigger you are the harder you fall".

aliengmr1794d ago

EA has been in a barely controlled descent for a while now, since even before DA2. They are not too big to fail.

EA may not crash and burn like THQ, but they are getting very close to the point where a single misstep could cost them.

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One4U1795d ago

With Games like Battlefield , Need for Speed , Fifa , Mass Effect ! theres no way its going away soon !

SJPFTW1795d ago

People need to understand EA has good development studios that produce some of the best AAA games. They are just terrible publishers. So hate their businessmen not their developers, doubt the guys at DICE for example have any say in EA corporate practices

Intentions1795d ago (Edited 1795d ago )

I highly doubt that.

No matter how many people hate them, they're here to stay.

Cyfyxtfg1795d ago

i mean fifa alone keeps them alive

punisher991795d ago

EA sucks. They should have been gone a long time ago. And take their nearly rehashed garbage and strangle hold contracts with them. 2k can make a far better american football game.

Lone_Man1795d ago

why dont 2k try there hand in soccer?? i know fifa 13 AI is really dumb and smart simultaneously but still we got excited while winning and frustrated while loosing with of friends and point is dont compare EA fifa and 2k sports games....however commentary in nba 2k13 is far more impressive and fresh than fifa 13

punisher991794d ago

Im actually not talking about soccer when I say "yearly rehashed garbage". Im talking about madden. 2k has proven in the past that they can make a better american football game. But they cant anymore, because EA holds some kinda stranglehold contract with the NFL that allows no one but EA to make NFL games.

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