The next generation of home video game consoles still lie in their infancy, and for the second straight time since the battles of Activision and EA have begun, EA is losing the war on game sales.
EA needs new IP's simple as that.
Absolutely. Battlefield Hardline is more polished than Battlefield 4 is, but yeah.
Are you willing to pay 60$ for a polished bf4 expansion pack? when you can pay less and get the same experience with tanks and jets. Looks like COD will be getting my money again, because at least activision can deliver something that's payable and most importantly "fun"
Hardline is a DLC pack trying to be sold as a full retail game.
"But yeah." is not an argument.
No, I'm not going to pay for an expansion pack, I don't plan to get Hardline, and I'm WAY more interested in Rainbow Six: Siege if I want to play Cops and Robbers.
@danthegamerfiend "Looks like COD will be getting my money again, because at least activision can deliver something that's payable and most importantly "fun" LMAO call of duty ghosts was a complete train wreck! even to this day on PS4 the game has screen tearing and frame rate drops and the net code is GARBAGE! Dont get it twisted i am not sticking up for EA or battlefield, lord knows how much i hate ea for ruining so many games/franchises/developers who once upon a time i loved dearly! For insatnce i LOVED bad company 2 and battlefield 3, and i loved cod 4, MW2, but BF4 and cod ghosts are a complete mess! But for me BF4 is still better then cod ghosts but not by much. Both BF4 and cod ghosts were terrible, both to this day have major problems, both are vastly inferior games compared to their predecessors! But you made me LOL hard after making a statement like that!!!!
EA has many more popular IPs than Activision but make silly decisions one after another like they are trying to sabotage themselves while Activision make all the smart moves. Case in point, Titanfall and Destiny. Both have potential to be huge but EA somehow blew it with xbone exclusivity, delaying 360 version, Origin exclusive on pc and the game lack contents and depth while Destiny will be available anywhere! 1-0 for Activision. Both started not so great with their next gen signature FPS but EA screw up like no other with BF4! EA offers what many say looks like an expansion pack for BF4 in Hardline but Activision is bringing in Kevin Spacey! I know which one is gonna sell more and that's 2-0 for activision. With Hardline, EA is potentially damaging the reputation of Visceral (they kinda already did with DS3) but Sledgehammer is looking good now because many feel that the next CoD can't get any worst than Ghost and I'd say that's 3-0 to Activision.
or they just need to man up and improve their existing franchises. i gave up buying FIFA 2 years ago, it's always the same garbage. same for Dead Space i can't believe that they dare to spit on their fans after an amazing second episode and a below average DS3.
Battlefield Hardline is not doing it for me, and alot of others out there. As a result Call of Duty Advanced Warfare will probably dominate the FPS space in the next year. EA have made the wrong move with Hardline IMO, they obviously are aware of it, and are probably thinking that they should have developed Battlefield Bad Company 3 instead. Well let's hope Star Wars Battlefront is revolutionary.
Right now EA needs Bad Company 3 and Need for Speed Underground 3. Money will fall from the sky.
Juggernauts like CoD and Destiny gonna stomp the opposition.
EA really just needs to somehow gain the trust of the gamers and keep it. There concepts are amazing its just the execution that kills it.
For one, they allowed for their new IP to be segmented by alienating the majority of the new console market. That was a mistake. Your brand new high profile IP. Activision on the other hand will have the best selling new IP in history. But EA has bigger problems. They are letting their legacy titles rot from continued mistakes, bugs, launch fails, and whatever you would use to describe Madden and Live. COD hype is back in effect and this will be a followup to Destiny. EA had an opportunity to steal the spotlight but they dropped the ball.
Agreed. Destiny is going to be a monster IP, but I'm not sure how their 10 year rollout on content will work out, unless it's going to feel like WoW. That might be on the good side of things though, considering that we won't have to pay $60 for what feels like a map pack [call of duty]
I debate this a lot that the over saturation of FPS has killed the genre. Games like Call of Duty and Battlefield wont be around for long as every single one of them is the same when you break it down. Games like the Borderlands franchise and the aforementioned Destiny, break away from the monotony of this problem and imho, shatter the traditional FPS and raise the bar to heights the genre hasn't seen since Halo and the LAN party were king.
COD by itself is enough to over saturate the genre. And yet it lingers on. I think this year will be big for COD.
I don't know if Borderlands is has good as a Halo LAN party. Nothing about the game even comes close to that of Destiny, and even THAT doesn't match an in-your-face LOL-fest when you just tea bagged the guy next to you.
Oh no doubt nothing will ever beat an in house LAN party, I just meant that Borderlands changed the way people play FPS. It broke away by having quests, a leveling system, and other things to do rather than the "Roller Coaster Track" the traditional FPS has you on. To me it was a lot more fun because I wasn't constricted to just one spot, I had open world (Like Halo for the most part) and a lot of things to discover, like hidden areas and the like.
good, i hope eA dies a fiery death!
Competition is still good for the industry. Look how far Madden has fallen without a competitor in the NFL space.
Madden is all the proof you need to see what no competition does to something. Good post
hence why i'd be uber happy with EA going out of biz.
I do agree what they are attempting with origin is nice but now their taking on Steam and that's another beast in its self. Is it smart to spread your company thinner when there are many issues that need to be fixed first?
they sort of picked the wrong horse this gen I think.
EA sucks ,bottom line
Ea need to focus on making sports games better and make the odd battlefield game when its actually 100% ready. And not worry about what Activision is doing, focus on your own.
Sims 4 and its massive number of expansions will fill the pc top charts again, bring that complete sims experiance over to consoles and they would dominate those charts also.
i don't think SIMS on consoles has anywhere near the same effect as PC.
EA > Activision
I agree! EA has better ips than activision.
If we're talking sales, and marketshare... EA already shot themselves in the head with the Titanfall deal... And pretty much killed PVZ garden warfare marketshare while they were at it
in my eyes they shot themselves with making deals with Microsoft (Titanfall and PVG. They might have received a lot of money but at the en marketshare is whats important. and truth be told, not everyone is a fan of ms atm
I've been disappointed in so many EA games lately it isn't even funny. I stopped buying the. After Dead Space 2. It's crazy how they manage to botch everything good for the sake of "higher sales" yet those sales never happen. WTH was with Dead Space 3? That game was terrible! Why can't they get a fricken football game right after all these years? I won't be getting Hardline. I probably won't be getting the new COD either. Destiny on the other hand! EA wants to put no money in their games and expect big returns... I'm glad this is happening to them
Who is EA agian ???
they need to stop rushing their games to be a yearly thing to compete with COD.
I'd agree that Activision is the better of the two. They have Destiny and Advanced Warfare coming out this year vs EA's next open beta Battlefield with cops.
Does anyone really care? they both make mostly low risk, shallow, big budget 'triple A' trash.
As long as EA has titles like Madden they aren't losing anything. As for battlefield people will complain but they always end up buying it.
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