Silent Bob wrote on Aug 31, 2020, 14:09:
Prez wrote on Aug 31, 2020, 12:59:
It has been said countless times but STOP BUYING THE GAME. Until that happens nothing will change.
Madden is a bit unique in that regard since most of their revenue growth over the past seven or eight years has been driven by IAP from Ultimate Team. A purchase (or lack thereof) from someone like me who only likes franchise mode and will never spend additional money in game frankly is a lot less valuable to them.
We'll see if social media push back and public embarrassment will lead to any meaningful change. I'm skeptical because their developer's track record has been abysmal if you care at all about quality. But it has forced EA to finally acknowledge problems that they've been ignoring for years.
Unfortunately the market spoke +esports and +influencers that somehow instead of just playing the teams they give you like we always did. That you now have to spend money to make the team you want to then play people. No doubt they leveraged us, but we still could have just stuck with the actual teams as-is. I still do and yes they won't make say Franchise mode with the NFL teams better because they fear that takes away from Ultimate Team.