Jade Raymond, boss of EA's Motive studios, talks about studio pitches and how fans want to be the number one Star Wars fan.
No. Star Wars fans are like any other fans. They want to enjoy their favorite franchise. Period. But when it becomes hard to enjoy the franchise in multiple forms of media (The Last Jedi, Solo, Battlefront games) it becomes hard not to complain. (I personally enjoyed The Last Jedi but I completely understand why people may not have.)
Yeah, I think Disney would have no problem righting the franchise after The Last Jedi . . . except they decided to dismiss everyone that doesn't like it. Simply acknowledging that there's substantial group of people that dislike where the franchise is headed and saying that they're taking the feedback into consideration and looking into offering experiences for all fans to enjoy would have gone a long way. Instead they just act like it's a small hate group on the internet that dislikes it and it's only further entrenched the widespread disatisfaction for where they've gone with things. There's people out there who still think Episode 9 is a lock for being successful, but with such widespread dislike for where Disney has gone, the utter dismissal of any complaints, the core three OT characters gone, and other studios realizing (after Jumanji going against The Last Jedi and Solo bombing) that they can compete with Star Wars at the box office and win, I wouldn't be shocked to see Episode 9 struggle. They've also killed any hype on the video game front by signing with EA, butchering Battlefront, and killing off Visceral Games and their project . . . capped off with Amy Henning leaving Respawn's project. It'll be interesting to see what happens to the franchise if Episode 9 doesn't do well.
The film that came out after (Solo) flopped. And of course they doubled down saying people are bored of "white men" instead of acknowleging their films are trash.
Anyone who thinks that Disney will listen and won't run the franchise into the ground is deluding themselves. Disney cares about the money, not the fans. The main films are making a buttload of money, and it's unlikely they're going to change routes because there is a vocal group of fans complaining. I empathize with the fans, but reality is against their plight.
You're probably right. There are a lot of vocal people that hated TLJ. But there are also a lot of people that liked it. I also think it's silly for Disney to make any snap judgements based off of the failure of a spinoff film that no one asked for or wanted to begin with. It will be interesting to see what happens with Episode 9, sales-wise. If it still does gangbusters in sales then why would Disney change anything? That would just prove they still have a successful franchise.
I liked TLG well enough. It had some things I think they could have left out, and focused more on other things. The sub plots in these films are pretty pointless being the big thing. Sales wise, i think episode 9 will do fine. Despite all these fans being pissed off, they're likely still going to go see it, and it will probably still net plenty of profit at the box office, not to mention the added revenue from all the merchandising sales. But if Disney intends to release a movie every year,, then the stories are going to get old, and people are going to grow tired of the franchise. It's one thing to have all these different mediums offering up smaller things for the fans....like The Clone Wars for instance....it's quite another to have a high budget Hollywood movie every year. Even the Marvel universe movies get tiresome after a while.
It's the fans that spend the more money.
@Black I'm aware. But at the same time, those fans are likely to keep spending money. Not all the time....Solo took a drop in box office returns for instance, but Star Wars fans are quite devoted. Even if they don't like the new stuff they're likely to still spend money on it.
Um. What? Star Wars fans just want the games to be good...not predatory, not cheaply made, not skimping on content...good. What doesn’t Ea understand about this?
They understand but they prefer to say the fans are stupid. EA had Dice do it whrn fans were asking for Bad Company 3 and Dice came out with "fans don't know what they want". Most people wanted to say Dice was behind it but I knew this was the EA plants at the studio talking.
No, I want to be your number 1 man
So...blame the fans. Sounds like they get their marching orders from Kathy Kennedy at Lucasfilm.
Brilliant strategy, attack the consumer of your product! What could go wrong?
She has rode her appearance this far why not keep up the sham. PR figurehead that couldn’t develop a quality title on her own merit
Saw those comments a while back but don't EA have some strange ideas?
As far as video game fans of Star Wars GAMES I think we just want a good game which we haven’t had since the first force unleashed. As far as the films most millennials just like to hate on everything, but as someone who saw the original films when they came out I think the force awakens and the last Jedi were fantastic. I don’t like episodes 1-3 very much because I didn’t like the look of them, but the two new films have a lot more in common with the original 3 movies as far as tone and special effects. The people who don’t like the last two films argue that Luke’s character wouldn’t have been so jaded, but after everything he’s seen and done that’s the emotion most people would feel. I thought he was fantastic and the story was fantastic. Ending with the small kids playing and pretending to be Jedi was so cool. For me, these last two movies made me feel like a kid again and that’s what’s I want out of Star Wars films and games.
I like the new films, and Rouge One. Solo I haven't seen yet. I understand why some people don't like them, and I can think of things I wish the main series would do better, but it's Star Wars, and not since the originals have we seen something that didn't have some stupidly silly crap in it. My biggest complaint since the prequels has been focusing on these side stories which tend to be boring, stupid, and completely unneeded. I feel there is some SJW pandering, but it's not as bad as the more recent Spider-Man Homecoming movie, although I'd prefer that Rei not be quite so deus ex in her abilities, because she seems to do a lot despite not having one day of actual jedi training.
I sense an SJW filled emo adventure game in our future. I do NOT have a good feeling about this at all. I am just curious how much longer Disney is going to allow EA to have exclusive rights. They are giving up multi millions of dollars and in the last years have gotten two half completed pieces of trash that have required an apology tour each time. Disney is ok with this? Perhaps so since they are allowing Kathleen Kennedy to turn it into a SJW platform for diversity. What a cluster F. As a lifelong fan, I am done with it. Not going to see the next movie. NOT buying any of EA's half finished trash. DONE. So great work. Disney have managed to whore out and destroy one of the most lucrative franchises in all the world. Yet they sit around wondering why aren't the toys selling. Why aren't little girls flocking to buy cheaply made Rose action figures? I know it is because we are tired of white men. Yeah that's it.
I loved The Last Jedi & Solo. Now I just want a great single player Star Wars game.
What the fuck was this nonsense I just read. EA clearly throws the pretty face out there to push their stupid gaming ideas.
EA only want to be the number one videogame company.
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