Electronic Arts reorganizes, fires 350 employees

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  1. JamesSneed

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    How I feel as well. They have lost sight of making great games first even know they have great developers from some really great development studios like Dice. You make a great game that has replayability you will make 100's of millions if not billions. This goes for all business, you make a great product the money tends to take care of itself. You focus on making money first you usually don't make as much money because you end up making an inferior product.

    Take the Battlefield series. That game was so damn fun back in the BF2 days even with all its flaws like frag spamming. There latest iteration of Battlefield V is really pretty graphically but I find it boring and disconnected feeling which the lack of immersion makes me not want to play it. Since around BF3 the gameplay keeps getting worse as the game gets better and better graphics. They really need to stop this trend which doesn't seem like it is only the battlefield series this is happening with.
     
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  2. Fox2232

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    No reason to keep marketing division which can't make extra sales of bad game.
    Maybe next time they hire additional 350 good developers and make better game.
     
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    I was very disappointed by The Sims 4. I was shocked that they removed the open world of its predecessor, which removed the main appeal of the game for me (the exploration and immersion). I hated the loading screens so much that I restricted myself to my own lot most of the time (you couldn't even visit a neighbor without a loading screen). I only bought one expansion pack for it, quickly got bored with it, and never bought any more after that. I'm hoping that The Sims 5 (if there is one) reintroduces the open world again and carries on the legacy of TS3.
     
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    I think you have just summed up 90% of the gaming industry of today...
     

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    Nah there's plenty of great stuff out there. There's more to gaming than AAA titles from EA, Ubisoft, Activision/Blizzard, and now apparently Bethesda. Some publishers like WB, Rockstar, and Square Enix pull some of the same stuff as EA but they're not anywhere near as bad about it and they seem to be a bit more responsive to negative backlash.
     
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    EA sees BF5 not perform as they like. Low level employees get fired while top managers get a bonus.

    Where are the times of torches and pitchforks in the hands of us common folk...
     
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    It's weird how they haven't update that tag line. I guess 'it's going to be in the game at some point in the future accorrding to our long term road map as a paid for DLC or random chance microtransaction lootbox' doesn't quite have the same catchy ring to it?
     
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    EA are Ghengis Khan reincarnated as a game publisher.
     
  9. Michal Turlik 21

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    Every time that a company fails with its own products or with its own strategy (outsourcing included) the first ones to pay are the sellers and the people involved in marketing.
    No matter how big or small the company is...the trend is always the same.
    I seriously doubt that no one of all those directors was unaware of how much boring and repetitive Anthem was going to be.
    They have got a good idea...it could work...but they forgot what made Mass Effect so fascinating and beloved among the players...the storyline just as the interaction with the ME world characters...ME did offer time for everything: battles, research, rest times, good dialogues and love stories.
     
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    Keep boycotting these trash companies hit them where it hurts $$$
     

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    I wonder if this is in response to Apex's success whom had absolutely no marketing to speak off. I think the Marketing people sometimes oversell the products and cause huge strain for the developers.
     
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    To be fair the last time i bought an AAA title for the full price was Witcher 3. I enjoy indie games a lot so i usually wait for a price drop to buy AAA titles. Most of them are not worth the full price anyway. I was close to buy either the last BF or The Division 2 but then i tried the pre-release of The Division 2 and while it's okay it's certainly not worth 80$ CAD. Most people i played BF 1942 or BF 2 with tell me the last one while not bad is not worth it.

    So i'll keep buying indie games for 20 to 40$ CAD. Sorry EA and Ubi but they are as fun as your games and they cost between half to a quarter of what you ask.
     
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    Yessss! I completely agree with you about Star Wars not to mention the cancelled SW projects; many things were either over-monetized or just not given to good leadership to guide along the way to bring to fruition.
     
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    While that's true, my interest in Star Wars itself has waned significantly of late. I was really disappointed by The Last Jedi (and to some extent New New Hope... I mean The Force Awakens) and I have no idea where Disney is taking the series. I enjoy the spin-offs more than the main movies.
     
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    So .. their missmanagement gets 350 people sacked? Good show EA ..
     

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    It's been a bad year to be in game development.
     
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    Next week.

    "EA CEO get's a 15 mil bonus."
     
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    or this was done just so said heads of the company can keep there pay check the same.

    EA has been on my crap list for long time, I only bought SWTOR and DA:I cause of Bioware, and frankly I regret buy Swtor when first came out considering what EA turned it into and DA:I while is decent game and I like the Story, the gameplay of DA series has sucked since Origins.

    Those are the only "EA" game I got in long time, EA need to keep nose out of the developers business and how the game is and when it done. Sorta like Take two and Rock stars relationship.
    They dont make game often and they might take long periods of times to be done, but those game sell like hotcakes compared to most everything else including EA stuff
     
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    EA's Patrick Soderlund: “We stand up for the cause because I think those people who don’t understand it, well, you have two choices. Either accept it or don’t buy the game. I’m fine with either or."

    Gamers: "Got it! All-righty, then."
     
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    Honestly I don't remember the last time I bought an EA game, they're not getting a cent from me. When a company goes full SJW they sometimes ruin the product to the point that I wouldn't even pirate it. I.E, Mass Effect 3. Though they were absolute scum before the whole outrage culture stupidity became a thing.
     

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