EA can learn a thing or two from the console market leader.
A part of me doesn't want EA to end this loot box craze and i'm pretty sure most people don't want them to change either. Instead, they want an example of a distraught company so they can point their fingers and say that's the bad guy. I want them to be so adamant their bad streak that they crumble on it. Once that happens they'll disband and sell their Ip to the highest bidder. That way we can get Bioware, dice and many more developers held captive by EA to truly create something they want. Come on...let a man dream.
As evil as it sounds, I want them to crumble as well. I'm just tired of their BS.
Doesn't sound evil at all. EA are paying the press to push a lie that consumers are the ones acting entitled when it is them acting entitled and greedy.
with both FIFA (this year they even got Champions and Europa League from PES) and Madden NFL license, and people buying those games in droves every year, it's pretty unlikely that EA will crumble anytime soon
All it would take is everyone to not buy a single copy of there games for a yr. I keep saying the same thing for pay per view events like boxing etc, they'd soon drop there prices, if they charged £5 for a main event boxing match instead of £20, more people would buy it too watch live rather than use streaming sites then.
I'm doing my best. The last EA game I bought was MIrror's Edge, and before that it would have been Mass Effect 3.
Bioware is also to be blamed for selling out to EA and dumbing down their games
At this point I don't think Bioware would be any better without EA, they're corrupted from within.
Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Titanfall, and now Battlefield, every series that is held captive to EA is suffering. You're not alone in thinking EA's fall.
I definitely wouldn't mind a gaming world without EA in it. So many things they've done that I'm just not proud of and it's all happened in a short time really. Since shortly after the PS3 launched. I haven't bought a single EA game since the PS4 released. I can't see EA making quality single player games. They had some great IPs that they already messed up like Dead Space.
DICE belongs to EA,
Agreed. I see the Scarface reference btw. W.
Not just EA there's a few other companies and publisher in my mind
MS, Bioware, Activision, 2k
BioWare is a dev owned by EA dude, they're kinda covered already. lol
I think there is just too much money rolling around for there to be any major shake up any time soon. For the most part, the average game isn't really too concerned about a lot of the stuff we concern ourselves with, and often don't even think of EA when looking at the game itself. Its not to say that enough bad press and a huge social media campaign can't shake things up here and there, but a lot of times that isn't going to go on consistently. EA having two big upsets with SW:BF and now the new BF, it may seem like things are going more for the gamer, but each situation came about for very different reasons. One was Loot Boxes, the other was a huge push back due to the devs themselves being a**holes towards the customers. Still, if EA has enough upsets every year, the investors will start to demand changes, and while the investors are happy with trying to milk the customers as much as possible, a more solid foundation on which to build that paradigm is going to be much more important. However, if they start to doubt the monetization of the MT stuff, and see it as a hinderance to future potential, the stock prices can start to drop to a point where more of them bail, and if that happens, then it can indeed be bad news for EA, as for the most part, a publicly traded company like this can only exist on the money that it has through the stock investment, and EA has a lot of money wrapped up in development, so a crash of their stocks could cause them to go bankrupt. This is a worse case scenario though, and they're a ways from being at that point. One would hope that EA would restructure before that ever happened, but every CEO they've had since the PS3/360 days have all been pretty much the same...and it seems they're more about milking every penny out of the customer, with less and less focus on creating meaningful long term IP's
EA is never gonna learn...I want them to suffer and die....
wow really? so screw all the employees who work there like the janitor, maintenance workers, ya know just everyday workers who have families. But cool to type a comment for a company to suffer and die. hope your pockets deep enough to cover all those workers and their family.
The money EA employees get is conned out of people.
Can you please explain to me how its a con?
Those employees will be laid off anyways judging by their past practices.
You understand that EA, while employees many, is one of many companies that has terrible practice. Capitalism is about being competitive and winning over people. If they cannot do that then their resources should go else where.
I have the same question as ZXCPCA500. Really, how is it a con? Have you been misled? Last I checked, EA is pretty open about their bad practices. It is the consumers who look at their offering and say, "Okay, I'm in." Really, where is the personal accountability? Also, a brief lesson in organizational politics: It is VERY common for there to be an us vs. them mentality between everyday employees and executives. The execs' duties are to secure profits and make decisions for the company. If the company makes great profits, they have been successful and execs are very often rewarded for it. The string of subpar software is quite probably the result of the developers, being told by the execs, to cut corners or avoid getting particularly creative and inspired. And frankly, their hands are tied; they have families families to feed, resumes to build, etc. Getting fired from a company like EA is probably a death sentence in the gaming industry. Ya'll may disagree, but I find your solution to be misinformed and this is a common reality. Cannot prove this happens at EA, but I've seen this kind of culture frequently before and it SCREAMS politics to me. And have you all seen EA's reviews on Glassdoor? Any of the reviews that aren't written with rose tinted shades are pretty consistent.
If EA hasn’t learned yet, it’s doubtful they’ll change their minds and their evil hEArts
There are others that can follow suit as well.
EA will never learn! They have killed too many franchises and screwed us over one too many times. The only thing they should learn is how to free the talented developers that are suffering under them and let them flourish with a publisher that actually cares about them.
The important lesson ijust boils down to make great games. Spidey games of old were just so so run of the mill games back then even even if he is a big brand name like any popular franchise. The answer is the game being just a well made high quality game that makes many many Xbox only and Nintendo only gamers get a PS4 and play a PS4 exclusive. That is the true essence and importance of a legit exclusive. GOW made non PS4 gamers get a PS4 SPIDEY made non PS4 gamers get a PS4. Because they a very specual games with tender lov, passion, vision and care .
I agree in essence with what you're saying however, solid exclusives don't always mean people will buy a given platform. If a platform is shrouded in poor publicity or word of mouth then punters will still stay away.
The difference is the people who work for Sony LOVE working for Sony. When you love what you do, you tend to take more pride in what you do. Ninja Theory joined Microsoft this year, it won't surprise me if they fell off as a developer, everyone who joins Microsoft except the Forza devs fell off because they were stuck somewhere they no longer wanted to be thus not allowing them to care about being creative. Long story short EA has to improve the working environment and then everything else will come together.
EA is nothing more than a company that's lost sight of who it was that allowed them to climb so high in the first place...gamers. Its just a shame that with the growth of their empire they've been able to acquire development houses that should have stayed well clear.
As a kid I loved so many of their games, an unbelievable amount. Now I just wait for them to cease to exist. I take no interest in their games and I wish every game by them would fail because it would better the gaming industry long term.
Is this a joke? EA is never going to focus on single player games(or waste resources to make a great one) because goofs drop millions on loot boxes and ultimate team packs. I'm no fan of EA but they know their customers and how to milk them.
Not just EA. There are a lot of publishers and studios that could learn from them.
I just wish they'd greenlight the Alice: Asylum game
Alot of devs can learn from Sony on how to make great SP games. However, the harsh reality is not all of them can sell as good as Sony’s games which is why they resort to lootbox or MT bullsh*t.
As if EA would ever learn anything from anyone...and it's not Sony only, Bethesda,CDPR and a lot of other publisher are already out there that are pushing for single player games, if EA didn't learn back then why do anyone expects them to do so now? One would think they learnt from Battlefront controversy but nope, they're back with their usual self.
We should just permanently boycott EA
Not just EA. Plenty of publishers can learn a thing or two. These MT and day 1 DLCs are overstepping their boundaries in so many ways. I keep myself from supporting those practices but its still selling enough for them to be cocky about it
Guys you have to stop buying in order for this company to die.
EA are the cancer of the game industry. Hopefully they fall on there own sword. They will never compare to Sony and the quality of their exclusives.
EA is only interested in learning new stuff on how to suck more money from their customer
Every major game dev should learn
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