EA sees games as ‘living organisms’ with regular content – Moore

EA’s COO Peter Moore has discussed the company’s approach to game life-spans and how regular updated content and streams of larger add-ons keep a title alive well after launch is now the foundation of how it approaches new releases. Moore stressed that this is no longer about a new core title releasing every few years, but that games are now like living organisms.

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Septic1731d ago

And we are the batteries ala the Matrix.

UltimateMaster1731d ago (Edited 1731d ago )

"EA sees games as ‘living orgasms’ with regular content"
Are they saying they get an erection each time Microsoft throws money at them?
Oh my bad, Organisms, I tough it was something else...

GarrusVakarian1731d ago (Edited 1731d ago )

Hahaha, what a load of PR rubbish. What are EA trying to accomplish with statements like that? Are they trying to get back into gamers good books? If so, it will take more than a few half assed PR lines like that.

Here's a few tips EA:

.Don't rush your devs, let them take their time and produce quality titles.
.Don't treat games as cash cows.
.Don't treat gamers as cash cows.
.Don't strip your games of content and sell it separately.

BiggCMan1731d ago

But the harsh truth? They will continue to do this because millions of people aren't intelligent enough to speak with their wallets and stay away from the games they make. Complain all you want on forums and websites (not you specifically, just people in general), they do so because the community accepts their ways without hesitation.

GarrusVakarian1731d ago

Yep, don't get me wrong, if EA make a game i want to play, then ill play it. But i will rent it or buy it pre owned. They lost my support a long time ago, i doubt they can gain it again.

christian hour1731d ago (Edited 1731d ago )

@biggCMan couldnt agree more with you about those millions. They're the same people that convince hollywood to play it safe and make countless sequels and remakes, the same people that make reality television an over saturated market that's dumbing people down etc etc...

If more people could be conscientious about what they spend their money on I reckon we'd be all the better for it. But then again who am I to criticise people for waht they choose to spend their money on?

Meanwhile, COD:Ghosts is most likely getting more pre-orders than any new IP coming out this year.

Way to go, Humanity :P

@Lukas_Japonicus: Yeah I'll play an EA game if it strikes my fancy, but will most likely be a loan or pre-owned a year or two down the line. They already get enough of my brothers money when he buys Fifa and Tiger Woods every damn year, they aint getting a cent more from my family :P

This is how bad it is... One year he bought not only Fifa World Cup on x360, but a month or two before hand he bought Fifa Road to the World cup... wtf?!

christian hour1731d ago

I think when they refer to "Living Organism" they speak of the animal known as "Bos Primigenius Promutuus" or in lamens terms, a "Cash Cow". Clearly.

rainslacker1731d ago (Edited 1731d ago )

They said a while back they want to improve their image among the community. They said the dropping of online passes was because of that.

I really want to think that EA is doing this to make the game more valuable over the long term to prevent people from trading it in, thus not being affected by 2nd hand sales, but then Moore goes and makes a comment like this,

"gamers either want to be connected so their stats and achievements reflect who they are, or you want the full multiplayer experience on top of that. We don’t deliver offline experiences anymore"

I don't know about others, but that doesn't bode well for those of us who care nothing about an online experience.

On top of that EA isn't the most trustworthy of companies when it comes to server longevity.

Games as a service is making it so I'm getting tired of being a gamer. I have to research an interesting game way too much now to see if it's even worth my time. I have nothing against publishers trying to extend the playability of their game, but not at the expense of a solid experience that anyone with the appropriate hardware(sans internet) can enjoy.

Maybe it won't be as bad as these quotes makes it seem and they will still deliver a solid SP experience without requiring to connect, but it's not really in EA's MO.

To me, the day that games go from an experience to a service, is the day I'm out as a gamer. People want games to be considered a form of art, but some publishers obviously have no intention of showcasing that it can be.

christian hour1731d ago (Edited 1731d ago )

HEAR YE! HEAR YE! @rainslacker speaks nothing but the truth, HE'S THE MESSIAH! (He is NOT the messiah, he's a very naughty boy! sorry, had to throw that in :P)

Seriously though, *slow clap* *standing ovation*. If only we could be as vocal as the online and MP only crowd maybe we'd be still getting catered to.

Honestly the last time I felt I got any worth out of a single player game feels like eons ago, The Last of Us was the first in a long time that felt there are developers out there that still love the classic gamer.

Oh and indie devs, indie devs love the classic gamer. I say classic because I don't think "core" applies to people who've been gaming sans-xbox.

To me a core gamer are the jocks that came along when XBL took off brandishing their dorittos, mountain dew and loud onbnoxious inconsiderate online slurs. I do not want to be associated with them in the slightest :P

So i say Classic Gamer :)

rainslacker1731d ago

Well, this is the 2nd article on this in 2 days that this story has been posted in some form, and seems no one really cares. Bickering over PS4/X1 specs seems to be the big thing now.

At the present time it's hard to tell based on these reports if the SP will be much the same as it is now, and the MP "experience" will simply be focused on more. I haven't really looked around the net yet to see if others are making more of a ruckus. This really is a covert way of trying to implement what MS did, although it's much easier to not buy a publishers games than a whole console worth of games. if people latch onto it and it's successful, then who am I to judge the way the industry is going. If there is a market for it so be it. Just hope they don't use FIFA or Madden sales to justify it for all their titles, because there are quite a few series I want to play, but not if I have to suffer through a connected experience.

Otherwise, this whole persistent world applied to a SP campaign is already getting old, and we haven't even really tried it. It's DRM plain and simple, and I have a hard time believing these publishers are going to give us loads of content out of the goodness of their heart. If they were willing to do that, we'd see DLC free now.

pompombrum1731d ago

And by living organisms he means, something they can milk.

IcicleTrepan1731d ago

They're basically saying they want to sell add on stuff over and over and over for the same games.

Kyosuke_Sanada1731d ago (Edited 1731d ago )

If that's true ten, EA sure have been on a killing spree, Black, Dead Space, Burnout, Fuse....and the list goes on. Madden and Fifa would be undead at best......

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