Today, during Electronic Arts’ quarterly conference call for investors and analysts, chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen talked about next-generation
Yeah blow our minds with more live service titles with lootboxes and MT
Well, they did have Jedi Fallen Order. The fact that it had no MT and it was single-player surely did blow my mind at least a bit. Gotta give credit where due.
Yeah it’s nice but it’s one good game out of like 20 bad ones The scales haven’t quite balanced yet
@Foxtrot: I don't need to buy any of their games that I don't wanna buy, so I don't feel the need to hate on those that aren't for me. So for what concerns me, the scale is fully positive. As for the future, Jedi Fallen Order did better than they expected, so who knows.
"so I don't feel the need to hate on those that aren't for me" So hang on a minute here... You think that even if a game like, for example, Battlefront II is going through a shit storm at launch for being bad and having awful MTs you are expected to buy in order to progress in their shitty "pay to win" set up, you won't say a thing or hate on it because you aren't buying it? If everyone had that mentality nothing with that game would have changed. I'm sorry but that's just a shitty way at looking at it, I mean sure you aren't forced to get involved but if a company like EA is doing anti consumer things towards gamers, that includes you aswell even if you aren't buying it. We're supposed to stick together and stop these shitty things from spreading. You aren't expected to fight in a war but what you are saying is "this doesn't affect me so I don't care". I've got no interest in Warcraft 3: Reforged for example, but what Blizzard has done recently is disgusting. I'm not going to ignore that bad deed from Blizzard because I don't care, I support those fans 100%, they are completely in the right. "the scale is fully positive" Yeah because you are ignoring all the shit they are doing and basically giving them a free pass just because it doesn't affect you. That doesn't mean it's not happening. The way they treat their current studios, closing studios, the way they treat their games, online passes, MTs, Lootboxes, games turning to crap like Dungeon Keeper / Anthem / Mass Effect 3 (with the ending), Mass Effect Andromeda, Battlefront, Sims 4 at launch, Dead Space 3, Battlefield V etc, You can't put your head in the sand forever.
When you'll reach my age, you'll be tired of being always angry about everything. Life is short and I don't have enough energy to focus so much on negativity in my hobbies that are supposed to be fun. Also, I don't support the idea that people should always be coddled. If people spend tons of money on microtransactions, it's their choice, their money, and their freedom. They don't need me to babysit them and to be outraged on their behalf. It doesn't affect me because I don't LET it affect me. Nothing EA does affects me unless I want it to. Even if all of their games and franchises turned to complete shit, the gaming industry is massive, and there will always be more great games that I approve of than I'll ever be able to play in my lifetime. Incidentally, "anti-consumer" is one of the most abused expressions in the past few years. Not caring about what you care about does not mean "putting head in the sand." It means having a different viewpoint and priorities and you'll just have to spam disagree and deal with that. Feel free to continue your angry crusades. I'll enjoy my games in the meanwhile.
"Also, I don't support the idea that people should always be coddled. If people spend tons of money on microtransactions, it's their choice, their money, and their freedom. They don't need me to babysit them and to be outraged on their behalf." Exactly. Beyond that, if I am on of those people who spend money on microtransactions then why does anyone get to tell me that I shouldn't have that option? Should I be able to tell folks they shouldn't be able to buy Mario because I don't like Mario? That is basically what this comes down to: I don't like and so no one should be able to enjoy what I don't like.
And that is why everyone should buy Jedi Fallen Order to send a message to EA that this is the kind of games we gamers want. Not the MT filled, live service bullcrap.
"this is the kind of games we gamers want. Not the MT filled, live service bullcrap" We? If gamers didn't want MT then gamers wouldn't spend money on MT. But gamers do spend money on MT. And so you don't speak for gamers at all, now do you?
He speaks for at least one gamer, himself.
I'm sure my mind will be blown with all the new ways EA implements pay walls for 20 games... And then does 1 decent game to make up for all the other garbage.
How short gamers memories are.
One doesn't have to buy the games. But that doesn't mean they can't speak out against industry practices which have a negative effect on them, or the games they want to buy. Quite a few games have gone down the path of excessive monetization, and it has infected games we may want to buy. A prime example, from EA, would be Mass Effect 3. They obviously took out a big chunk of story content that they then sold as DLC at launch. The From Ashes content was so well integrated into the game, and scenarios within would have seemed strangly wrong without it, that there is no way they didn't just rip the character, his side stories, and actual lore content from the game to make it something to buy. Sometimes, as a consumer, you have to speak up in order to keep things going the way you wish them to go. There is nothing wrong with speaking your mind against things you don't like. It can go to far for some people, but expressing what you want as a consumer, is what a consumer should do. Just keep it reasonable.
@ RazzerRedux: You say "If gamers didn't want MT then gamers wouldn't spend money on MT. But gamers do spend money on MT. And so you don't speak for gamers at all, now do you?" You are completely ignoring how the game companies psychologically pressure gamers into spending money on microtransactions. I am old enough to remember when unlocking in-game items required you to simply play the game to enhance your enjoyment of the game, not pay an extra dollar or ten when you've already paid full price for the game.
@ifrit_caress: oh goodness, you're "psychologically pressured!" Lemme tell you the surefire remedy for psychological pressure. It's called "willpower." Something humans are provided with and should perhaps make use of more often, instead of demanding the things that require willpower to resist be removed.
I'll be blown away if we get a KOTOR or Bad Company or even a Decent Mass Effect. Cause its been a shambles these past few years....
couldnt agree more
They surely won't be blowing my mind. I've had one of the greatest times this generation with games and not a single one is published by EA. I've got no problem continuing that
Don’t you mean, “surprise mechanics?“
If there is anything that EA does well, it's how to blow something.
Well we have had 6-8 threads on the CPU since PS3/x360. Now we get 16 threads. GPU base Tflops for this gen is 1.84 on PS4 and 1.2 on Xbox. Now we get 9-12. RAM is going to be at least double or more next generation. So everything should move up to a new level. Physics, lighting, sounds, and so on.
Don’t forget the significantly faster custom SSDs. Much faster loading times and far less pop in. The biggest plus for me is getting away from these garbage jaguar CPUs that plagued this generation.
Exactly, that's huge upgrade, I don't see why people are complaining about next gen not being very significant in terms of power upgrade.
Great things for these games with 9-12 Tflops over what we have now. These PS4 exclusives have been amazing. Diminishing returns but even at 4 or 5X what we have have now is a lot of graphical power. Imagine all that extra power being used on things that have literally not been bothered with. I can see next gen being a very decent upgrade. Like other commented I don't see why people act as if it won't be. Especially with the SSD
future Switch support, lol. Scratching out 2019 and putting 2020 on the box doesn't mean you are actually supporting anything.
Maybe it'll be in a new font that will BLOW. OUR. MINDS!!
I haven't been "blown away" by EA since the days of Mirrors Edge, burnout and Bad Company.
Dragon Age Awakening is the last game of theirs that actually impressed me.
I was thinking about it for a while and yeah that's facts. Even this latest Star Wars game was good but it wasn't even nearly as great as the old Force Unleashed games where gameplay wise and they came out over a decade ago.
I thought Jedi was kind of mind blowing...outside the bugs. Not because it was an amazing game, because it was really just a pretty decent game....but because it didn't have MT, or DLC, or all sorts of stupid politics attached. Otherwise, it was pretty much what I would want from a story driven game, and while not cannon to the SW universe apparently, it was a solid entry that had a good plot, which unfortunately seemed to end sooner than it should have, which is kind of counter to a lot of games nowadays which seem like they should have ended a few levels back.
The only way I'll be blown away by anything EA does is if that rumored KOTOR reboot turns out to be true. Otherwise nope.
I think they mean 'blow peoples wallets'
Just Rerelease Def Jam Fight for NY and I'll forgive everything EA has done
I'll do you one better! They should make a full-on reboot of the Def Jam series considering it's been long enough to restock the roster with contemporary rappers/artists and also the fact that the brawler genre is severely lacking and ripe for the taking. I always thought it would be cool to play a new Def Jam as an up-and-coming artist where you can eventually select one crew/Label (i.e. TDE, 1017, etc.) to rep and proceed to take on the remaining factions for national dominance on the streets and soundwaves. Also, please just let me set up Nick Cannon vs Eminem dammit!!!
The licensing fees for that game would be a nightmare.
EA you blow are minds every year when you manage to screw up every major title release
I expect EA to stfu. They are one of if not the most crummiest game developers out there.
DeadSpace or gtfo EA.
That would be great. A Strikes series reboot would be great also.
Don't think Ea will blow anyone mind with ( Failure) of NFS Heat. not holding my breath for NFS to be better on ps5
Are the loot boxes and services going to be in 4K 60 FPS. New animations to give it a higher sense of pride and accomplishment. We need details EA.
"Loot boxes/services will be 1080p 30FPS as standard, but for only $9.99 though..." -EA
EA does have the talent so anything is possible
My mind will be blown if EA drops loot bo.... I mean "surprise mechanics".
EA, blow this.. (pay to unlock item)
Star Wars can be a start over moment. It won’t be. With BioWare being a shell of its former self I don’t really care that much either way anymore.
MIND BLOWING LOOT BOXES AND MP ONLY INTERNET REQUIRED TO PLAY GARBAGE.........yeah truly mind blowing. GAAS and MP ONLY games need to die a quick death.
My mind and my wallet.
I will be happy to have my mind blown, but that is talk I've heard before and been disappointed. But this is the CFO talking to investors and analysts so what else is he going to say?
If they keep making games like Fallen Order then I'll be convinced. Aside from being buggy that was one of the most enjoyable games I played in the past year.
Skate 4, Mass effect trilogy remaster, dead space 4 and DS1 remaster made by the return of visceral. Those announcements would put them on the path to trust again for me at least. As of now there is little reason to believe anything they say.
I'd be blown to the blows of the blowsters and brainsters if they blew away another Jedi Fallen Order!!!!
Blow peoples mind with debt.
They have said this since 05 with regards to PS3 n 360. Remember the CG trailer for Madden 06 which EA swore was gameplay?
i can't remember the last time i played an EA game.
Yeah, sorry EA, but you're not who I am inclined to turn to for a mind-blowing next-gen experience unless I want my mind to be blown by just how many MTs a company can fit into one game...and I can read about that last bit without having to check out said game.
I won't believe an EA statement until the game is out. I've heard too many praises of their games and, when they were out, they were pretty bad for one reason or another. Besides Jedi.
YeH blow are minds while they try to highjack are wallets with MTX and Loot boxes
Blow their bank account more like it.
I think they will. They have good developers. UbiSoft needs to step their game up. Their games look like shit
Or they’ll blow your wallets open with MicrosTransactions
I look forward to not buying any of their games for another entire console generation.
Blow my mind by releasing the same version of Fifa every year? Hmmm..
You wanna blow my mind? Drop that godawful UFC series and bring back the godlike Fight Night. Boxing is on the rise again. Now is the PERFECT time to do one.