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Quoteworthy - EA Hates Single-Player Games, Or Not

"We are very proud of the way EA evolved with consumers. I have not green lit one game to be developed as a single player experience. Today, all of our games include online applications and digital services that make them live 24/7/365." -- Frank Gibeau, President, EA Labels. Thanks supererogatory via Destructoid. Frank walks back from that in a follow-up on Kotaku, where explains that these aren't the droids we're looking for: "I still passionately believe in single-player games and think we should build them. What I was trying to suggest with my comments was that as we move our company from being a packaged goods, fire-and-forget business to a digital business that has a service component to it. That's business-speak for I want to have a business that's alive and evolves and changes over time'."

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13. Re: Quoteworthy - EA Hates Single-Player Games, Or Not Sep 5, 2012, 22:26 Bhruic
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 21:27:
I think this was just a foot in mouth kind of thing. Poorly worded, as EA has several high profile upcoming games that are largely single player (even if they have unnecessary multiplayer added): Dead Space 3, Sims, SimCity, and Crysis 3, among others.

Well, no, the "unnecessary multiplayer" is exactly what he was talking about. He's not going to green light any game that is entirely single player. Some form of multiplayer, or "social gaming" must be shoehorned in. Otherwise it's a no-go. That's the big EA kick at that moment (and sadly evidenced in the changes to Steam, although at least there it's still optional), this insistence on trying to make everything about gaming a social activity.

Basically, EA is trying to crowdsource advertisement. If they can force you to hock their games to all your friends, that's less advertisement they have to do themselves (and more effective too). The downside is that it's still, in the end, a form of advertisement, which is damned annoying.
 
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