During a conference call, John Schappert of EA detailed how much the quality of their games has improved over the past two years.
When EA came under new management in 2006-2007, the new guy really turned this company around. EA used to be the cancer of the gaming industry but now they have their hands in just about every major multiplatform game out there.
Do you mean Peter Moore? EA has been far better with him around.
I dunno, but there was a major shift in the management at one point in the last couple years when everything started to turn around.
Sony matches them and FAR surpasses them.
That's what they all say. Everyone pretends they're top dog. I don't really care as long as they pump out good stuff and EA has been doing that.
Indeed, their turnaround has been impressive. Everything people say about Activision now, they were saying about EA 2 years ago. It used to be the bad guy. I don't know if I'd agree that they can't be matched in quality, but I can't deny that they have shown huge improvement lately.
Saaking, I think EA is referring to themselves as the best multiplatform publishers. They have to concentrate on multiple consoles and PC. I think they're doing well, considering. Sony only has to focus on its own tech with its own devs. Of course, with that kind of advantage, Sony teams won't be beaten in quality. But games like Bad Company 2 and Dead Space exhibit EAs shift in the kinds of games they're making. They still retained the old habits of making yearly sports titles, but they have to make money somehow. We as gamers didn't do a very good job of supporting EA when they made their new IPs. Neither Dead Space nor Mirror's Edge did very well.
hey John, ever heard of this little company called Sony? >_>
Sorry, couldn't resist Come to think of it, only a couple games I've bought in the last few years had the EA logo on them. There must be a lot of good ones but I don't seem to get many of them
Yeah, they're pretty good now. Let's just hope the same happens with activision huh? Oh, and the only EA game I'm looking forward to off the top of my head is Mass Effect 2. It's really looking good. Still haven't bought mw2 by the way. Sticking to my word.
I wouldn't include companies like Sony, Nintendo or MS his statement. He's probably talking about Activision, and THQ and other publishers that aren't associated with a certain piece of hardware.
but EA did come out with Battlefield, Burnout, FIFA, Dead Space, NFS Shift etc. I love all those games!
ReservoirDog316- i said the same thing.... i didnt want to support activision and didnt like the opening scene... but if iw is willing to got "that" far with their opening scene then imagine what the rest of the game is like??? at first i was appalled at what the airport scene contained but now i cant wait to see how they are going to get to you. i have already bought the game, but since im at my yearly A.T. (annual training- national guard) i dont have my ps3 or xbox with me.... :(
Well, um, that's because they OWN every game company. But in all seriousness, they have made some tremendous strides over the years. I applaud them for it. @Saaking: You need to seriously get your lips off Sony's butthole dude. Every single post you make is praising Sony, while every other company is just garbage. Believe it or not, there is other developers out there that make great games beside Sony. So please, try to use a little variety every once in awhile and quit being such a stereotypical fanboy.
I almost died laughing after reading the title!
Capcom to me is still the best and most consistent(360,ps3 games look, play identical) multiplatform developer so far in terms of quality and fun factor. -RE5 -SFIV -devil may cry 4 -lost planet 2 -dead rising 2 -Dark void
Yeah, that would explain why all of their games get scores like Uncharted 2... /sarcasm As for the Peter Moore comment, let's not forget, he only took over the sports portion, not the entire studio house so no, it is not Moores glory for the rise of EA from it's demon self two years ago.
In 360 games maybe...ALL EA PS3 GAMES look like crap and have soooooooooooooo many more glitches.
Yeah yeah just let it all out. In the meantime I'll be enjoying the Bad Company 2 beta. =]
your mom glitches but i still love her
I am happy that ea took a chance on new ip's. Soon they will go back to being the old ea with a sequel every year, because not enough people bought the new ip's. i think it's a shame. i take new ip's over cod 4.1 anytime.
umm Really? Played madden any of the last madden games since 06 pretty much the same game NBA Live Crap. Harry Potter games Crap. NFS crap. Mass effect Good but they have BioWare to thank for that. Spore let down. Comon get with it EA. the Only games EA makes that are good are done by some one else aka Bio Ware. try again EA. Ok i give EA mirros edge to. that was great but majority of there games are CRAP.
ROFL!!! EA is sh!t, and will always be sh!t
Im not saying they are a bad company, they do make good games. But nobody can match them in quaility? Please, soooo many companies and developers are so much better than EA.
I like new games that are actually new!!
I find it a bit funny that Schappert says that when only a few months ago, I heard him say the same thing about Microsoft when he used to work there (At E3 I think it was)
Company says they are the best at what they do, more news on this strange phenomenon as it develops.
EA saying EA's great WOW yet another company leting us all know they love themselves, wish theyd just shut up and make some decent games then they mite be able to jusify these ridicules statements.
They do have some amazing games. I just hope that with this statement doesn't lead them to be the way they were years ago. The arrogant EA. Keep up the good work, though, EA =)
He's right. No one can match them in quality. Everyone else is either above them in quality or below them. Still EA is pritty cool guy, he puts multiple games out a year and doesnt afraid of anything. :P
tiger woods, not this generation madden, lost interest in amercian football need for speed, theres so many, i dont know what the hell it is anymore the only game i have interest in from ea is roadrash, or a remake of desert strike
Sorry EA but Sony's first party have you beat in quality. Currently, they have everyone beat in quality..
This is what John Schappert said: “No other game company can match our track record for quality.” I agree with him. Almost every EA game I bought is really up-to-snuff. They've got the quality AND "quantity to back them up." The title insinuates that the company has the "best" quality games instead what EA really meant is that the mass library of games they've published are all high quality (it doesn't mean they're NOT unmatchable). *Sigh, with titles like these, I WILL START MY OWN GAMING BLOG SOON. -End Statement.
EA , you are a big company and all... but erm.. Naughty Gods say Hi.
Hey this guy used to work for Microsoft as their Corporate VP. http://www.n4g.com/events_e...
EA would have to be my favourite publisher at the moment, i have bought a lot of great EA published games recently, i hope they keep it up with Dead Space 2
EA are lightyears behind Crytek and Sony's In-house Devs. I don't think much of EA's games at all, the just standard at best.
I thought that the renaissance of EA started in 2004 with James Bond: Everything or nothing, Burnout 3 and then, in 2005, Need for speed: most wanted. You might say that the first game was very linear but the production values were still pretty good.
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