EA Games shuts down long standing studio Visceral Games in surprising move in order to drastically alter upcoming STAR WARS title.
Yet another studio destroyed by EA. Screw 'em.
I'll never forgive them for what they did to Westwood Studios.
And Bioware...oops, too soon...............maybe.
@funandgun No you right, and bioware lmao, ea is breaking the gaming industry in a way like wallstreet destroyed home owning in the 1980's
So that's EAs plan, buy all studios... close them so all we have is games as a service.
From single player to a games as service model? I hate you EA.
Fuck EA. I'm legit never buying a single game of theirs again.
The only game I will be buying from them is UFC 3, pre-owned, and only if it vastly improves over the current game. I don't buy from EA, Activision, Konami... Pretty much any of the companies that are hurting the industry with their terrible practices.
That's the only way I'll ever buy anything from them is pre-owned. They won't get a cent from me.
I hate EA. They're just corporate assholes. I can see why people, the masses, are still buying their games; What I'll never understand is how informed gamers, like the n4g readers are, still defend this crap (And I'm not talking about those petty Trolls). F your Loot Boxes, F your service model, F your business and EA gfu
some of their games are actually great and have none of these type of issues, it just depends on their mood.
I have yet to buy one of those this gen. I the only 2 games I had my eyes on were Mirrors Edge Reboot and Mass Effect Andromeda and they turned out to be horrendous. And that was without loot boxes lol.
Titanfall 2 was very well done and fair to the customer, too bad it didnt sell more.
Nobody here would defend the closing of visceral.
This is the first gen where I haven't bought or played any game from EA this gen so far. Even last gen EA was far better than this.
I am now holding off on BF 2. I will not support what they are doing.
Ultimately your boycott will be ineffective.
That thinking is what makes it ineffective.
@fun nah, the purpose of the boycott is what makes it ineffective. If you boycott call of duty they will still sell 10 million copies. Will they think about it? Maybe but your impact is not enough to make up for the millions MT bring in.
I am not saying that he should buy the game, I am saying that a lot of mainstream gamers have accepted the MT business model and us conservative gamers boycotting this system isn't going to do much. Hard truth. I do respect the effort though. Hopefully the message will get out there, but I still see SWBF2 being successful
EA is trash
Closures happen all the time and it really stinks for the employees but we haven't heard a word on this game in years and it was announced alongside their original BF. Honestly, I thought they quietly canceled it a long time ago. No trailers, no concept art, no interviews on it, just silence. Can't really be too upset at the loss of a game that honestly wasn't even a thing outside of a bullet point on one of their press conferences. Visceral's last game sold poorly, Dead Space 3 was a nightmare for them and their last good game was Dead Space 2. If we are 2/2.5 years into them making a Star Wars game and they still have nothing to show for it then business-wise why keep open a developer who is just bleeding money? I really wanted this too, a story-driven SW game that had a writer from Uncharted and possibly the spiritual rebirth of 1313 would have been awesome. I hope the employees find new employment somewhere quick and let's hope the Star Wars license ends shortly after Battlefront 2 so another developer or publisher could have a try with the franchise. EA and Activision are the awful and shouldn't be trusted with such a high value and beloved title like Star Wars.
They are shiffting also to a Service base company.From now on expected all there games to be focus on some kind of Microtransactions,with always online connection.Single Player games with focus on pure well done narratives are pretty much dead from EA part.All this to nick and dime the most out of consumers.My support they will not have,i think we are getting to the point were people need to cut support from this greed developers.Im really hoping for a future Crash on this industry,maybe we get so real changes for the better after that.
We're seeing a crash of sorts. Companies don't want to invest the money into proper single player, due to the demand of such high graphics by mainstream consumers that the ROI isn't worth it to big companies like EA. The bigwigs don't care about how good video games are, they care about how much money the average person will spend.
For example, look at CoD over the last few years. They find it more profitable to say it's going to be different every time, to trust them that it won't be like last year, and then sink hundreds of millions into advertisements while handing out the same crap. It will work every time.
Who cares about the Star Wars project? What about the people that lost their jobs? There hasn't been a good Star Wars game since the first Forced Unleashed and even that game was okay. EA is a trash company that does right in keeping up the moniker. Just when you think they're doing something good (no more season pass) they slap you in the face with something worse (micro-transaction loot crates.)
I'm done with EA. It's obvious they are heading in the direction of pumping out non-stop Battlefield and Star Wars games. Then when it's not Battlefield and Star Wars you can expect them to focus on releasing multiple destiny clones like Anthem. If Anthem fails best believe Bioware is next to close down. EA has no interest in making single player an important focus as much as they do with multiplayer. Why? Because all they care about is unnecessary microtransactions and dlc. Don't be surprised when they turn in to a company that only releases Star Wars MMOs, Battlefield and Destiny clones non-stop with no single player games insight. I hope Disney doesn't renew the Star Wars license with them in 2023.
Ea are one of the top most unoriginal companies out there. That's why I'm glad Sony have so many great publishers and exclusive games. Sony are still a business, but what they do for originality is what keeps me with them.
Yet another game I will ignore due to EA's methods.
I wouldn't be surprised if Disney handed the Star Wars licence to another publisher after the huge fails of EAs handling this year.... We can only hope.
Battlefront is the last EA Star Wars game I'm buying and that will be preowned. It's not much but they own an extremely (maybe the most) popular IP ever developed and the lowest amount of money will be what they get from my sexy ass
I hate all these greedy publishers ruining gaming. I'm glad at the very least Sony gives their studios the freedom they need.
I sent a tweet to EA telling them good job on the closing of this studio, and that shutting that studio down ensured that I would longer purchasing anything from EA ever again.
*would no longer be purchasing...
I wonder what will happen to Amy Hennig, didn't she leave Naughty Dog to join Visceral Games?
Her and the woman from Ubisoft that use to work on the Assassin Creed games: Jade Raymond. I'm guessing they were shifted to other projects under EA, like Anthem.
It’s gonna be a crappy multiplayer game with microtransactions and loot crates. NO THANKS.
Idgaf about star wars, i'm worried about the death of dead space and dante's inferno potential sequels or alike games
Hope sony or ms will take them.
I don't remember the last time I bought an EA title....I hate you EA
No longer a sine player game..no longer care for it!
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