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Will EA's Mishandling of Star Wars Battlefront 2 Damage its Disney Deal? - GameRevolution.
"It's impossible to say whether or not EA's underwhelming and controversial run with the Star Wars video game license will harm its multi-year contract with Disney. " That was easy.

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15. Re: Op Ed Nov 20, 2017, 10:00 Creston
 
If Disney wants to get sued, then sure, they'll take the license away from EA.

 
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14. Re: Op Ed Nov 20, 2017, 06:52 Red886
 
Disney ain't exactly a good guy. They should had kept to family entertainment, rather than trying to dominate everything.
 
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13. Re: Op Ed Nov 20, 2017, 04:31 eRe4s3r
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 03:29:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 02:22:
EA ruined a perfectly good niche game that could have become a regular earner, instead they brought down the ENTIRE deadspace IP. And no doubt the managers at EA got fat checks for that.

None of these companies want solid earners anymore, same with movie studios. They want huge hits or nothing. Why make 10 million back from a 5 million budget when you can make 1 billion back from a 200 million budget? Right or wrong we're stuck with them having this mindset.

At least for the big publishers that seems to be the case indeed, I doubt even a big failure would teach them otherwise in the current situation. And all we get is the same games with different skins. But I guess for the new growing up audiences that's great... for us who played the originals of a series that's horrible ;/
 
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12. Re: Op Ed Nov 20, 2017, 03:29 StingingVelvet
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 02:22:
EA ruined a perfectly good niche game that could have become a regular earner, instead they brought down the ENTIRE deadspace IP. And no doubt the managers at EA got fat checks for that.

None of these companies want solid earners anymore, same with movie studios. They want huge hits or nothing. Why make 10 million back from a 5 million budget when you can make 1 billion back from a 200 million budget? Right or wrong we're stuck with them having this mindset.
 
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11. Re: Op Ed Nov 20, 2017, 02:29 Slick
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 02:22:
That EA canned Viscerals Solo Star-Wars game (and killed Visceral in the process, not to mention what EA forced down our throats with the mess that was dead space 3..) after 4 years of development tells you everything ye need to know about EA.

EA ruined a perfectly good niche game that could have become a regular earner, instead they brought down the ENTIRE deadspace IP. And no doubt the managers at EA got fat checks for that.

I don't know, when a AAA game gets a trilogy it's not the end of the world for it to be killed off. I don't think we need more recurring franchises and endless sequels. The studio did good work and should have been given a chance to make a new IP. Bungie moved on from Halo. Bioware Edmonton moved on from Mass Effect. I'm fine with that in principle. The world needs less sequels.
 
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10. Re: Op Ed Nov 20, 2017, 02:27 Slick
 
There is some talk on the reddit that it was actually Disney that encouraged the initial change to this MTX format. Not that EA probably had any objections. It's just interesting how we'll probably never know which bean counter working at what mega corp called for it, but they fucked up pretty hard.

Can't wait for the MP credit reward to get boosted, grind is slowing down a lot, even though I honestly don't have much I really care to unlock. for 300 star cards, I've found maybe 15 that I think are useful for any classes/heroes I play.
 
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9. Re: Op Ed Nov 20, 2017, 02:22 eRe4s3r
 
That EA canned Viscerals Solo Star-Wars game (and killed Visceral in the process, not to mention what EA forced down our throats with the mess that was dead space 3..) after 4 years of development tells you everything ye need to know about EA.

EA ruined a perfectly good niche game that could have become a regular earner, instead they brought down the ENTIRE deadspace IP. And no doubt the managers at EA got fat checks for that.
 
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8. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2017, 19:40 CJ_Parker
 
I have read on some news sites that Disney were actually the ones who convinced EA to push loot boxes for gameplay instead of just cosmetics. Unfortunately none of those articles had an actual direct source but just referred to "insiders" so it might be an unsubstantiated claim.

I would not rule it out though since EA's standard MO is still season/premium passes (see Battlefield 1). Disney being behind a loot box or microtransaction driven system sounds plausible.
In any case, I am absolutely convinced that Disney was at least as happy as EA to try to push this crap on gamers.
The only reason it was removed at Disney's request was that they did not want any negative press to go along with Episode VIII.
Watch loot boxes make a glorious return a month or two after Episode VIII's launch.
 
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7. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2017, 19:07 Cutter
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 19, 2017, 15:07:
I don't buy for one second that Disney white knighted for gamers, they were just caught off guard by the negative Star Wars fan reaction and put them in panic mode because they have tickets to their next movie to sell and action figures on shelves that need to move.

Exactly. Disney is zero different from EA in money being their number one priority. The only difference between the two of them is that Disney actually cares about their reputation and public perception and don't want anything done to taint it...even going so far as doing a lot of illegal shit to protect it.
 
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6. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2017, 18:15 Prez
 
Will EA's Mishandling of Star Wars Battlefront 2 Damage its Disney Deal?

God I hope so. I hope it decimates it.
 
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5. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2017, 15:29 RedEye9
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 19, 2017, 15:07:
I don't buy for one second that Disney white knighted for gamers, they were just caught off guard by the negative Star Wars fan reaction and put them in panic mode because they have tickets to their next movie to sell and action figures on shelves that need to move.

Yep, that's the most likely scenario.
The adage "When in doubt follow the money" applies to both EA & Disney.
 
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4. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2017, 15:07 DangerDog
 
I don't buy for one second that Disney white knighted for gamers, they were just caught off guard by the negative Star Wars fan reaction and put them in panic mode because they have tickets to their next movie to sell and action figures on shelves that need to move.

 
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3. No subject Nov 19, 2017, 14:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Short answer: Probably. Long answer: Yes but, only if the call between EA and Disney is leaked.  
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2. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2017, 14:02 jacobvandy
 
Lmao, thanks for the tl;dr, Blue!  
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1. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2017, 13:49 Rhett
 
Disney was probably quite happy until people caught on.

Hoping for some Lando/Darth Vader quoting here soon though. "This deal is getting worse all the time!"
 
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