Submitted by donniebaseball 1718d ago | interview

EA CEO: Treyarch 'Far From Proven' in Eyes of Consumers

You may remember EA's executives during the year repeatedly talking about the publisher taking back the shooter category crown from Activision. The Medal of Honor reboot was certainly a part of the shooter genre attack, and while EA Europe VP Patrick Soderlund said at one point that the game didn't meet EA's own quality expectations, EA CEO John Riccitiello has told IndustryGamers that the title absolutely did exceed EA's expectations. Riccitiello also cast some doubt on the state of developers within Activision, when we asked him how he felt about taking back the shooter category in the wake of Black Ops' blockbuster success. (Activision Blizzard Inc., EA, Industry, Infinity Ward, John Riccitiello, Medal of Honor, Treyarch)

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NYC_Gamer  +   1718d ago
treyarch has yet to bring something with good quality
Pandamobile  +   1718d ago
WAW and BLOPS weren't that bad. Better than MW2, that's for sure.
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AKissFromDaddy  +   1718d ago
I disagree, they're awful with exception to Zombies.
Matthew94  +   1718d ago
mw2 was worse than aweful, it was an insult to gamers everywhere

no dedicated servers
Unbalanced perks
glitches and exploits everywhere
patches that do as much damage than good
AAACE5  +   1718d ago
Now that the newness of Black ops has worn off, I have accepted the fact that I really don't like it!

I beat the story and it was good. Played the zombie mode and it's ok. Played the multiplayer a bit and just don't like it as much. I keep bouncing back to MW 2 and like it more! Yeah it's got it's problems but it's still fun to me and thousands of others who still play it!

You can hate on MW 2 all you want, but it doesn't change the fact that over 800,000 people at any given time played it up until the first dlc came out. People have already started to abandon Black ops!
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Bnet343  +   1718d ago
Panda, they basically took MW2 and fixed it. The only thing they can get credit for is Zombies if you ask me.
RedDead  +   1718d ago
Spiderman 2? Best spiderman game out imo. And imo Black ops is the second best cod out.
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BlmThug  +   1718d ago
CoD 4 Is The Best CoD Title
RedDead  +   1718d ago
That's why black ops is second best
ChristianGamer  +   1718d ago
Do you mean the 14 million consumers? Keep talking EA
beavis4play  +   1718d ago
i hate the CoD series in general.

however - i bought a 15$ copy of WaW for zombie mode and then the maps - and i'm addicted to it.
BigKev45  +   1718d ago
This EA CEO is blowing smoke.
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gamingdroid  +   1718d ago
Yup, I agree. When EAs own game is rated in the mid 70's I don't think they should be pointing fingers at a competitor with a mid 80's game.

Personal experience, I bought Bad Company 2 and I was very disappointed in the game. I beat the game, because I paid top dollars for the game and regretted not trading it in.

I find it interesting with the sudden newfound EA Love!
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SnakeMustDie  +   1718d ago
EA are making great games as of now. They really wiped that horrible reputation they had back then. They have the WRPG genre(courtesy of BioWare), lets see if they can take the FPS genre from Activision.
BigKev45  +   1717d ago
I agree for the most part with what you said. However, their big military FPS with Medal of Honor sucked. I thought Dice rushed the multiplayer. Maybe because they had so much going on with BC 2.
Neckbear  +   1718d ago
Ehm, EA...
The main Call of Duty customers will buy said series only because it has "Call of Duty" in the name- they don't care about the developer.

Hell, if it was a turd in a shiny box with "Call of Duty", people would buy these games- oh wait, they already do.
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cyguration  +   1718d ago
EA is on the road to redemption, they shouldn't stoop to company bashing....leave that to the gamers.

They just need to focus on making good games and keeping their mouths from getting themselves into hot water...speaking of which...

Burn Activision...burn...
lugia 4000  +   1718d ago
They always like to say shit about the others. Thats EA for you.
Disagrees? Remember when you typed MOh on youtube it would say. Tired of playing with needlers and plasma rifles? Then play MOH!

Honestly, EA makes amazing games, but don´t dump in other devs.
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SJPFTW  +   1718d ago
Battlefield 3. nuff said
guigsy  +   1718d ago
I think I'd rather have my game sell 20 million copies and be "far from proven" though.
Silly gameAr  +   1718d ago
Really? Hope you never make it into the gaming industry. The quality of games would probably take a hit.
guigsy  +   1718d ago
It's games like Call of Duty that are carrying the industry at the moment, which is currently in the shit.
cyguration  +   1718d ago
So you're basically saying if food companies feed you turds and they sell, then they should keep feeding you turds? Interesting.
DNAbro  +   1718d ago
The only thing i really liked was zombies. I believe i should have stayed away for this game to have money saved up something like killzone 3.
Akagi  +   1718d ago
Hopefully now consumers will learn that CoD IS rubbish and just let it die.
Persistantthug  +   1718d ago
Fat chance of that though....
The same dum dums that bought COD 6 and COD 7 are likely to buy COD8 as well.
Adolph Fitler  +   1718d ago
Seriously. I think MOH made up a shiteload of ground on COD with it's last iteration. It was actually a very solid fun game. And the online was done by dice, so it had many awesome elements that bettered COD in many ways. For me, all EA has to do, is try getting back that feeling of truly being in a war, that Frontline's 1st level exuded. And copy the feeling that you got playing many parts of Resistnace 1, as in that overwhelming, outnumbered type feeling that made you feel you were part of a bigger thing. Going the COD clone route, ensures only that Rambo-esque 1 man army feel (which is good for COD, and it's clones) as that type of fps is being done to death by one company alone (activision), and that is there market, as all clones either fail to be as good, and even if better or same quality will be squashed by the COD franchise due to name recognition (brand association).

EA need to eliminate all perks, and offer a fair shooter that caters to all. The biggest detractor for me, with the COD franchise is the fact it rewards players who live on the thing 24/7 and have no other life, with overpowered perks, better weapons and there attachments.

So when some poor bastard, with no clue of map layout, inferior weapons and a massive target on there entirety jumps on for the 1st time to get value from the game, and have a fun online experience, they are overwhelmed, by over serious nerds that have spent more time on this game, than they have in the outdoor, sun riddled world of reality.

Just take these shooters back to everyone having the same weapon choice, running speed, melee profiancy, hip firing accuracy, etc,etc as every other player in the field. I mean, the HUGE advantage gained by people spending countless hours on these games learning map layout alone is a huge handicap for new players to overcome as, then factor in thereb disadvantages of not knowing which weapons are best, tactics for said maps & envoroments and such, and I don't see why the more experienced players need more overwhelming odds in there favor. I mean fun is not a part of some of these more serious players agenda, they would more than likely give the game up, if things were more evenly balanced, and less experienced players did manage to get the fair & square drop on them more times per game, as they want as many overwhelming odds in there favor to make sure, if they don't win, they certainly are up there in the stats in every possible game. Even to the point where a team of 8 players is riddled with level 25-40 players, against a team with 1-2 level 20's, down to half the team being below lvl 10's.
Masterchef2007  +   1718d ago
Black Ops was a pretty horrid experience. I found MW2 to be better though. At least they made an effort in making the game look at as good as possible on both consoles

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