Many of you, our fellow gamers, undoubtedly have an opinion about EA games that you’ve formed over the past few decades. Whether you love them or hate them, I think it’s fair to say that the corporate beast that is the modern Electronic Arts has lost a part of their soul that we desperately want them to rediscover.
A company like EA should care more about the gamers and developers the company EXISTS for, and less about pushing games out in time for the holiday season so they can make a few more bucks.
I understand that they are a business, and like any other, they must make money in order to survive. Unfortunately I see them risking their position as a dominant force in the industry if they don’t recommit themselves to quality over quantity. It won’t happen overnight, but I can see it happening in the long run. That’s just my take.
Boogie worded my feelings beautifully:
My comment on this video:
“I feel very strongly about this issue as well, and It’s definitely as personal for me as it seems to be for you. I’m skeptical about EA’s ability to lean over and listen to the most passionate of their customers, and do the right thing! I know they’re a business, but I honestly believe that the way they are doing things now will lead to their ultimate downfall in the future, and it’s shortsighted and TRAGIC. They’ve betrayed our trust and soured experiences that should have been wonderful. They’ve thrown money away that was there for them in the long run, if they just did right by their customers and developers… A business doesn’t only have a duty to shareholders. It has a duty to ALL stakeholders, passionate gaming customers and developers included. EA is big enough and powerful enough to turn this around, and I sincerely hope they do, or they will eventually be supplanted by a company who cares more about the people they EXIST for. -Torg”