Star Wars Battlefront II shipped below Electronic Arts expectations, but this was offset by better than predicted performance of live services.
Lol dmg controlling EA at it again just keep running yourselves to the ground
Okay so the real issues here is that companies can completely bomb or in Microsoft's case release no games and they still make money because of 'services'. They are going to play this community like fools as long as they have loud fanboys who will basically eat shit for the sake of a company. Sony is at it too and we need to keep an eye on them as well. Yes they make games, but I can come up with 3 solid examples of them trying to do this crap to us too. Oh and about EA, they faked Anthem's release, cancelled a decent Star Wars game, screwed up another Star Wars game, killed Visceral, sabotaged, devalued and acquired Respawn and actually tried to play gamers as idiots telling them microtransactions led to pride and accomplishment. In a year when Activision should win worst company, EA comes flying out of the gate, blows past Activision and proves once again, that they refuse to lose the race to the bottom.
I like what you just wrote, very much.
"Jorgensen explained that Star Wars Battlefront II underperformed compared to expectations, but live services “significantly exceeded them.”" Depressing, truly depressing.
EA is just disgusting.
They have only 3 aspects calculated in: Mobile Live Services Full game downloads In their calculations live services contain: - Extra content (e.g. DLC, packs, etc.) - Subscriptions (Origin Access etc) - Advertising (which translates to in-game ads) - Other (anything that doesn't fit above) Clearly physical games are under other now making it seem that live services are everything. They can better split a graph in the following way: Retail games Digital Download in-house productions Other Digital Download Games Additional Content [boosters, loot box, coins etc.] Mobile Other
Glad it sold under expectations. Greedy idiots
And EA will never learn their lesson. They still service is their future.
But live services exceeded expectations, so they don't see any reason to change
Is this game even relevant?
Ha Great!!!!! I Hope all their upcoming games underperforms
Well, EA isn’t going to learn their lesson just like Bungie. Battlefront 2 and Destiny 2 have the worst way to handle their community.
Don't worry EA join forces with Microsoft they have that loot they got you
These two companies deserve each other.
Ikr and we gladly accept
Fuck those idiots who pay for that shit.
You know. I've always said that EA was a terrible company for the past decade, Nice to see folks finally catching on.
Gee! I wonder the f why?! DumbA company should have just given us what we deserved, which is a copy/paste of the Pandemic Star Wars BF 1&2 that looks and sounds as impressive as the new one does. That is all it does right... Never thought I'd see the day when a AAA franchise as big as Star Wars Battlefront get raped as hard as it did this year. Makes me wish someone like myself could go in there and tell there CEO exactly what I think and what needs to be done for them to make the most out of what should have been selling like HOTCAKES. EA....you should be ashamed.
Same old EA since the 80's Skate or Die was their first victim. Now, sadly, they screwed up Battlefront 2 due to their greed. Looks like EA never changed since 37 years ago practicing the same routines of screwing studios, cutting jobs, dumping great video game ideas and exploiting their customers. Eonjay already wrote few facts that speaks about EA habits that where constant throughout 37 years of existence: "Oh and about EA, they faked Anthem's release, cancelled a decent Star Wars game, screwed up another Star Wars game, killed Visceral, sabotaged, devalued and acquired Respawn and actually tried to play gamers as idiots telling them micro transactions led to pride and accomplishment. In a year when Activision should win worst company, EA comes flying out of the gate, blows past Activision and proves once again, that they refuse to lose the race to the bottom." Precisely.
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