CFO Blake Jorgensen discusses how publisher is becoming less dependent on new titles, growing a more stable business.
"We find people play twice as many games, they spend twice as long on them, and they spend twice as much money, because you've reduced the cost of trial to close to zero." There you have it.
Not every publishers are perfect, but EA is the worst of all. They deserve to be called The Worst Company of America or even the World.
Then as the worst company they deserve to be out of business. Yet they're only making money - because consumers are dumb.
EA repairing those bridges I see. For all the scrambling this company has done the past week or so, this guy just tears it all apart and exposes publicly what everyone already knew EA was about. My God, did this guy even think before he spoke? Is this supposed to be an excuse to piss off a significant portion of your potential customer base? No matter the reasons why EA is doing it, it's obvious there are lots of customers who don't approve of it, and EA is more concerned with the 5-10% of players who actually spend more time and money on a single product, instead of just making games for everyone to enjoy. I guess they can keep doing that, and then this guy can bail and get a huge pay day when all they have left is that 5-10% of players who actually do spend more money, but they are making less money over all. I'm calling it now. In 5 years, this guy will leave for another company, probably at a huge low point for EA. He'll get paid millions of dollars in the process. He'll go do the same thing at another company that wants to see immediate results, but not long term viability. EA's success now hinges on them having exclusive rights to some extremely strong licenses that are not even gaming related. FIFA, SW, NFL. They lose any of those, they have one or two of these GaaS games fail, and suddenly their stocks plummet. It will happen, because while people may play for twice as long, and spend twice as much, that doesn't mean they'll keep doing it for you.
Yep there you have folks confirmation he's in it for the money, not for the gamers. Well then I know where to avoid now.
Every company is out for money, that's the only reason they are in the business. EA is just the only one who's admitting what every developer and publisher thinks, terrible PR move.
Not every publisher cancels games because they are linear and story driven instead of GAAS.
And with such impeccable timing, right at the height of the Battlefront 2 controversy.
Nope. There are companies out for the fun of cresting games. Money is what allows them to continue that fun. They don't center themselves around the best ways of making money... But instead.. The best ways of making a good game.
Yes every company is out to make money but putting consumers first... EA doesnt...they just want quick money and rush into it all and hope to make big bucks while destroying their own reputation and that can cause any business damage...
Every company is out there to make money but the way most of these AAA publishers is just the wrong way. They want all the money and shoddy products and treat their customers as addicts rather than consumers.
oh look, satan
Lol. Satan is definitely behind him. There will always be someone worse to take their place.
Seriously? He isn't Satan. WTF? Everybody knows Satan is a second rate designer at EA. Satan works for this guy. This guy is named Blake for a reason...
Oh, haha! Yes. Mr Blake. https://vignette.wikia.noco...
Ha ha pretty good. Actually I was referring to William Blake...
Now that you mention it, his name does sound like a cheap CW 3rd rate comic book licence villain.
yep hate EA,look at fifa points in ultimate team!!!! all that money they want and you dotn even know what your gonna get in a pack,shjouldnt be allowed as i would class it as gambling . it should make a game an 18 rated
Seriously, this company is so wall street, that it hurts. If you wanna be wall street, be street. If you wanna make games, make games.
Part of the reason why I've boycotted them for years. It's fine being a business. But it's not fine being scum. EA will do whatever it takes to make money for its investors. Buy up licenses, kill competition, destroy developers and put a smiley face on it. Don't let them fool you. And for those running around happy about EA Access. It's only to kill used games since they couldn't profit on the policies Microsoft couldn't implement back in 2013. To this day, they are still the only company allowed to have that service on Xbox. Why is that? Because they wanted more profit where you couldn't buy used games where EA makes nothing off of. Those previous policies would have given those publishers a cut of the used games profit which EA would have been first in line.
Guys like this will make a lot of money for the company. Then when things start to dwindle because people grow bored, and they aren't making new things to get new customers, they bail out to go do the same thing at another company. They don't care about the long term, they care about the immediate present, and are more than happy to take that huge pay day while others pick up the pieces of their running the companies reputation into the ground.
So........ when did making a good product and selling lots of it become bad business? Oh right, never. This company needs to just go away. I can't understand how people give EA even a single cent in good faith. I understand businesses are meant to make money, but, there's good business, and then there's shady garbage, addictive capitalization and manipulation. Guess which side this pile of crap company comes down on. Stop buying EA garbage already people, cause you're only paving the road for things to get worse than they already are, and that's just a baffling thought.
Blake Jorgensen the winner off Douchbag of the year pic! the price is a Premium deluxe diamond lootcrate full off corporate greed.:(
That is the face of the devil and a tool. And a slimy corporate stooge.
If you consider we, who oppose EA's greed policies are the more enlightened of consumers (personally, I'm not saying that), then we should be convincing people why. I know you guys are cool for speaking up, but it seems to me we should be convincing other's of the reasons why, not alienating them by being abusive toward them.
is that will ferrel in the picture?
Glad to myself that I did not buy a game from this company for this entire generation.
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