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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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27. Re: Quoteworthy - EA Hates Single-Player Games, Or Not Sep 6, 2012, 09:19 Verno
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 22:28:
It's basically not possible to build a self sufficient city. You must trade traffic, resources, etc. with neighbors who will be other players. If you're familiar with the genre of browser games where you trade resources, build armies, decide who to engage, etc I assume it's like that.

Relevant Ars article: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/06/sharing-your-simcity-with-others/

That's been really bugging me, particularly since they initially said you could play offline then reversed themselves. The excuse I always hear from people is that its a social thing that I don't get but I'm a huge social gamer, there are just some types of games you don't really need to socialize in. SimCity is all about creating complex cities and destroying to me, I have no interest in being a good neighbor to the Human Resources guy or whatever. I just want my crazy ass setup which I will then tornado into oblivion.

It's the McKorven Diablo 3 bullshit all over. "ITS A DESIGN CHOICE!!!!" What design choice? It's done arbitrarily for financial reasons, there is no legitimate reason they couldn't allow the player a toggle that they have already admitted exists.

This comment was edited on Sep 6, 2012, 09:26.
 
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