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EA needs to make the next big rugby game

It’s been 13 long years since Electronic Arts last released a rugby game. Since then, games like Rugby Challenge 4, Rugby 20, and Rugby World Cup 2015, have all come and gone, but none of them have really hit the mark in quite the same way. Maybe it’s the fact that these new games are missing licences, have players that defy the laws of physics, and referees that seem intent on ruining a good game, or maybe it’s the fact that they just pale in comparison to the golden age of EA Sports games.

Sure, Jonah Lomu Rugby, which released in 1997, was actually produced by Codemasters – a studio EA now owns – but Rugby 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008, which were all made by EA Sports, are still considered to be superior games when compared to the modern day equivalents made by the likes of Nacon and Eko Software. As for why? Well, the proof is in the pudding.

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PapaBop141d ago (Edited 141d ago )

No EA need to stay the hell away from any and all sports.. with the possible exception of a new Fight Night but they'd find a way to screw that up too.

anast141d ago

Why would Rugby loot boxes be a good thing?

EvertonFC140d ago

They've hit there head too many times playing rugby resulting in easier brainwashing haha

Seraphim141d ago

I wouldn't go that far. But I would be happy if they reverted back to the few years that brought us Dead Space, Dante's Inferno, and probably a few other games. When EA actually tried to become more diverse and create exceptional games for gamers. As for their business practices, sports franchises, etc, yeah, it would be wonderful to see some of that die but when EA is making 3x+ the money on FUT, MUT, HUT, Apex, etc than they are from selling the games themselves....

PapaBop141d ago

That EA is dead though. Fallen Order was their last great game and I imagine that's because they were smart enough to let Zampella do his thing..

annoyedgamer141d ago

EA isn't going to revert back to anything. It's time to stop living in the past.

Michiel1989140d ago

@PapaBob Zampella is overseeing all their studios now I think? EA appointed him to head of studios or something like that. Might mean we will actually see some innovation and good games again.

dont forget Mirror's Edge btw, that game was amazing.

Inverno141d ago

EA needs to be stripped of the any and every chance that they may aquire to make any sports game. They basically hold a Monopoly on several sports. Why would you want them to add Rugby to their list of potential virtual casino?

Knightofelemia140d ago (Edited 140d ago )

It's EA lootboxes same shit, wash, rinse, repeat. I like NHL games I haven't bought one since the Dreamcast era when Sega was making sports games. I have other NHL games on later consoles but they were bought used dirt cheap around the $5 mark and some were given to me free. Sports leagues need to shop around for other gaming companies there are a lot more studios then there use to be since the 16bit days. " EA Sports it's in the game" is not always the best answer.