jdreyer wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 19:55:
Good for EA doesn't mean good for gamers. Look at all the shit that has happened in the industry, arguably under EA's (his) tutelage since they're the leader:
- Season Passes and (day one) DLC that should have been included
- Removal of ability to mod games
- Online DRM for single player games
- Overpriced "digital deluxe" versions
- Multiplayer forced into singleplayer games for no reason
- Much more bullshit
Almost all of these are perceived as naked money grabs over producing a superior product, and gamers are understandably pissed. And just like the president, the CEO of the leading company in the games industry gets the lion's share of the blame when things go south, and too much credit when things work out. In his case, things went south.
Thank you for this.
Never forgive. Never forget.
EA had a chance to do the right thing and failed at every turn. Turning the entire thing into a milk-factory instead of focusing on quality products.
Their rep is now in the gutter and it'll take a miracle to get it out. They really can't afford to screw up with Hardline.
As for Riccitiello and Unity -- I really like Unity, I love what they've done for the indie scene and budding development studios. I really hope Riccitiello doesn't come in and step on all of that, because I would be really pissed if he did.
A lot of future indie studios kind of depend on tools like Unity to get a jumpstart in the industry.