‘It’s clear to us that players see the company differently than we do’
you're only sorry cos u got caught
Was gonna say the same.
They're sorry - but then they put micro-transactions BACK in for tomorrow's update. Yeah ... you guys learned a colossal ton of nothing.
Thekhurg RiiiiGHT? They are such liars!
"It's clear to us the gamers see the company differently than we do". Actually, the problem is that gamers DO see EA the way you do. That's its a money machine, and you're willing to bend your gamers over for a buck. They are only sorry because there was enough backlash to affect their bottom line. Every other game company is still using the same tactics, but just BARELY less than EA so that they can get away with it. Gaming in its current state is sad. As a slightly older gamer, I feel sorry for you young bucks that didn't experience gaming in its prime.
He acts like they will change but they won’t It just means being my sly about it and hiding it better. Anthem will end up having them some way.
Exactly. Its almost certain they will come up with a brand new way of shoehorning MTs/Loot boxes into the game. Even better release the game with just cosmetic MTs and after a couple months introduce the "real MTs". Haven't bought an EA game since BF1 amd I wont be buying another one until they get their shit together.
They’ve been singing the same tune since the ps3/369 day’s, “oh we’ll change for the better” Buuuuulllllllshhhhh********** tttt.. Haven’t bought an EA game for a while, never will, I still don’t even know if I should get A Way Out or not....
Least they got rid of the stupid $10 pass (or buying the game brand new) just to play the online component. Remember that shit?
That really upsets me because the settings and idea of anthem really appeal to me, but looks like EA will screw it up going by the news I've heard the last couple of months.
Who downvoted you?!?!?!? No, it's NOT possible!... A mistake, right? Missclick... Yea. Missclick.
It was Blake Jorgensen.
EA been garbage past 2 generations. I avoid their games like a plague
Kinda keep picturing the south park episode where the exec for bp kept making commercials saying how they'd be better and they were sorry. Sadly, this isn't the first time that ea has come under such fire
Actually, they are not sorry. Not sorry they got caught either. They'll continue their same bullshit. Watch. Also, they've been rated one the worst companies.... for how long? As IF they didn't know how customers/fans/gamers felt about them. Get outta here.. Nothing will change - or will only change for a fraction of time.
More like regretful cuz they couldn’t get away with it
‘It’s clear to us that players see the company differently than we do’ No we see you for what you are GREEDY$$$$$$$
We regret that consumers didn't fall for it.
We are regretful we didn't scam more money from people 😟
The problem is that a lot of consumers did. The game still sold 8 or 9 million copies, well short of EA's projected target of 11 million but still 9 million is a huge number. Thankfully though, where the big fail for EA comes in is the amount of people who abandoned the game. People, especially parents, need to be educated on loot crates and MT other wise you end up like this guy I read about here who's son bought R13 000 of product in MT, which is equivalent to about $1000, imagine the surprise when that bank statement came around.
“from the game in an attempt to save the negativity from spreading to The Last Jedi” Ha. I think they f***** up that film on their own, butchered it completely.
Totally agree it was pretty terrible.
Yeah the film just shit all over the past films and even JJ Abrams work on the Force Awakens which he spent setting things up with small plot points. Instead Rian "Mr Big Shot" Johnson came long and was like "f*** this, I'm doing my thing" and made it seem like this film was standalone ruining every plot point JJ set up. This is coming from a guy who didn't like the Force Awakens that much and yet this film made it come off better along with making me appreciate the Prequels more. Superman Leia, ruining Lukes character, Finn being boring, Rose being this SW Jar Jar Binks, that entire Finn/Rose side story, awful development of characters, silly plot points, awful pacing, some plot holes, more questions then answers, Snoke being wasted, Phasma being useless again...I could go on.
But....but....space milk and feminism!! You guys don't know how to SJW. #TheForceIsFemale 🤣🤣🤣
Couldn't agree more bruv. The last Jedi literally broke the fandom, while Johnson and Kennedy refuses to recognize even the slightest error in judgement during the making of the film -_-
Have you seen how many "Rian Johnson explains..." articles we have? It's unbelievable, literally explaining and defending every possible thing. If you have to do that as a film maker then you've not done a good job but his arrogance is just astounding. "bu bu but critics loved it" yeah but it's like video games where most suck up to high end respected developers and franchises, people didn't want to p*** Disney off and call something as a big as Star Wars. The worst part is that Rian is STILL doing his own trilogy...they are actually still letting the guy do his own films still. I would have gotten rid of him because sales mean f*** all because it's Star Wars, people will see it regardless but if it's getting awful fan reviews then you need change.
Yeah, I know. He is a self-bloated moron, that guy. At one point I actually tried to find just one article where either him or Kennedy accepted some of the criticism, but it literally doesn't exist! And honestly, I don't think Disney cares at this point, still having him do his own trilogy. Like you said, the franchise name will sell, if not to fans, then to kids, because of the spectacle of it all -_- It just a cash cow now, nothing else
Let me see if I can translate this, my EA is rather rusty. "We have taken significant steps as a company to review and understand the mechanics around monetization, loot boxes, and other things in our games before they go to market." - Translation: You guys caught on quick, so we're going to find better ways of screwing you over. "For games that come next, for Battlefield or for Anthem, [players have] made it very clear that we can’t afford to make similar mistakes. And we won’t." - Translation: A little reminder that we have IP that people enjoy, plus a new IP we're going to sneak in every time we talk or apologize, but we will have our vengeance on the community in the form of a new "mistake." Sanctimonious a-holes.
u are an awesome translator.
Wish I had your mad translation skills
Your EA should be accepted in Google transalte!
I'm regretful that EA has the Star Wars license!
Give it to someone like Bethesda so they can do it or hire one of the teams they publish for to do it proper.
I used to be a Jedi like you, until I took a blaster shot to the knee. Now I run a business that only has 1 customer that shows up every 2 days and buys all my metals and sells me random spoons and bowls
F**k EA if for taking the NFL License Away
FK EA for screwing up NFS let codemaster develope next need for speed.
Crew 2 is where it's at!
So translation "Raw is a bit rough, we'll lube up before screwing you next time"
We can hope that they will continue this garbage, then Disney should take their license away. EA and DICE have already started ruining Star Wars games.
We should get ready for the “cosmetics only” microtransactions from EA from now on then. I shudder to think what they will do witht this next.
Characters in really generic clothing that no one likes. Think Stormtroopers without Stormtrooper armour, and you can only look like a Stormtrooper if you buy cosmetic DLC. I wouldn't put it past them.
You're so sorry that you brought the Microtransactions back even after the outrage?
They're so regretful, they're STILL bringing back micro-transactions for a paid game. Fool us once, shame on you.....fool us twice.............
"EA Boss Regretful They Couldn't Get Away With Star Wars Battlefront II Loot Box Fiasco" Never forgive. Never forget.
So a multi billion dollars company with test focus groups, game testers, gamers, analyzers, and all that shenanigans, AND they got that wrong, riiiiiiiiiiiiiigggghhhhhhhhhtt tttttttttt.
You made the bed now you gotta lay in it.
Somehow I don't think his regrets are genuine.
I hope Mickey Mouse pulls the license from EA
Don't be sorry, be better!
Don't be sorry, Mr Södurland. The whole fiasco actually benefitted the gaming industry in hindsight, anyway. Perception has now completely shifted toward in-game transactions.
Maybe 3rd time is the charm I guess.
Bullshit what he is sorry about is getting called out on his and his companies bullshit and now they face backlash that has disrupted their earning model. Your company is scummie period.
The EA boss is sorry because enough customers and gamers complained about loot boxes and sales of the game were perhaps harmed by the situation. There was plenty of outcry about loot boxes prior to the release of the game and Patrick Sodurland could have dealt with the situation then and made sure that the game was released without loot boxes. The fact is that when the first Battlefront reboot came out under 3 years ago, it lacked a campaign and much of what made the series beloved in the past. However, many gamers still bought the game in droves and this probably emboldened EA into thinking that they can do anything with such a popular franchise and gamers will be stupid enough to buy a full price game with loot boxes and unnecessary grinding. If gamers want full price games not to have rubbish like loot boxes or other such money-making content (for the devs and/or publishers), do not buy them when stuff like this is included - no matter what the franchise is! I have avoided most of the games this generation that have this kind of bullshit included - Battlefront, Battlefront II, Shadow of Mordor II, etc., and I still have more games than I have time to play. The tide will turn for good soon enough if most of us do the same.
too little too late bruh......and i doubt very much he is sorry.
You really mean Anthem is coming out soon, it'll have less apparent shady mechanics that you aren't announcing, and you want as many blind sheep to buy it so you can all have a new sports car. Tough shit. You damaged your own reputation and there are plenty of games coming out from reputable publishers that will not ask paying customers to reach into their wallets again and again, for anything. Progression, cosmetics, nothing. Some of us are smart enough to avoid this nickel and diming now. Learn and fix it, or keep doing it and fade away.
Yeah right we gamers aren't falling for your "frog in water" tricks anymore. Show us with your games or GTFO.
Wouldn't have the same tone if EA got away with it. This is laughable. Save your crocodile tears. The game failed and rightfully so.
You only regret not making enough $ off MTs. pricks.
Fucking leeches blood sucking money EA FUCK OFF!!!!!
Haha, that's beautiful.... Man... It sucks knowing better. Seeing through these non stop lies in a split second really hurts my belief in the human race. Hard.
Their only regret is not making money of it!
F this guy, EA got way too greedy
Exactly they got caught out, gamers at last got fed up with being ripped off.
This is like being in an abusive relationship. With that said, we'll see.
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulllllllllllll lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllSh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!TTTTT TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Well then tell your employees that because when I talk to EA employees (I happen to live in a city where there is an EA presence) they still seem to think gamers are a bunch of whiney, entitled, jackholes... which I am not denying (in general) but that is a far different statement than "We made some mistakes, we will learn from them." They dont feel they made mistakes for what they did they feel the mistake was made for what they thought they could get away with. The only mistake they see is that it didnt work and therefor it was a mistake. Had they gotten away with it then it would have been all sunshine and roses. I am not anti lootboxer in the slightest and this type of article rings hollow to me.
I chatted with a former programmer at EA not too long ago, nice guy - positive attitude type person, and even he said they over work their employees and don't compensate them and that's why he left after 2 years.
Why do I feel like they're not genuinely sorry? Like, I get the sense they're sorry that we don't like their Loot Crate idea.
I'd bet my left arm on the return of Jesus before EA learning anything