HorrorScope wrote on Aug 31, 2020, 15:12:
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.
Pay to win revenue generating game modes ruined sports gaming. And there's no turning back unfortunately. EA will give Franchise mode some lip service over the next few years because they've been publicly embarrassed. But I agree that the focus will always be on Ultimate Team and modes that directly make money.
If there's any real future, it's going to be with smaller sports titles like the Super Mega Baseball series.