Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 00:44:
Avus wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 20:14:
End Anthem support and blame it on COVID-19 ...
Why not? It's quite fashionable these days.
But it's also the truth.
Dev Teams (especially for large publishers) have teams ranging from 20 to 200+ people. Throw in a pandemic and social distancing and you're taking a dev team that is typically together in person for 1-3 years, having to work from home and loosing a ton of dev time.
Analogy time: Wal-Marts vs induvial stores. Pre-Pandemic ya just went to wal-mart where everything was under one roof. During Pandemic instead of going to wal-mart to buy clothes, food, pet food, automotive stuff, you have to go to each store individually. Go to 1 store, get your stuff back to the car, drive to the next store etc etc.
Also once the Doctors Left Bioware it has never been the same. Mass Effect 3's multiple choice of bad ending was the first sign of this. Then the Founders left. And lets just throw in how EA buys companies and either milks them till they bleed (The Sims, btw anyone know what happened to Will Wright?), or they try something with a franchise and it just doesn't work (Athem), or just isn't as good as the old games (Mass Effect Andromeda). Athem has a small team working on the NEXT Project, but if you're a number crusher, continuing Athem's NEXT Project wasn't gonna happen.