EA thinks gamers don't enjoy single player games anymore.....

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https://www.vg247.com/2017/11/29/ea-visceral-star-wars-game-canned-because-players-dont-like-linear-games-as-much-as-they-used-to/

Oh wow EA, that's an amazing revelations!

It must be why Witcher 3 was met with critical acclaim and was a financial success, selling over 6 million copies in six weeks, AND won many Game of the Year awards from various gaming publications, critics, and game award shows, including the Golden Joystick Awards and The Game Awards.

It must be why Uncharted 4 dominated most of the game awards back in 2016.

It must be why Divinity II did, is, and will be doing so well.

It must be why Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda: BOTW are double-fisting your sorry excuse for a multiplayer game

.....Do you realize how stupid you sound?
 

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Its just harder to sell lootboxes in a purely single player game and its harder to make a good game than a mediocre one stuffed full of lootboxes.

They have charts and stuff anyways so they cant possibly be wrong.
 

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EA: Gamers dont like Single-Player games

Bethesda: News to us.
 

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funny that EA says this when the top nominated GOTY where all single player games:

Mario Odyssey
Breath of the Wild
Horizon
Persona 5
Nier

I'm sure there's more but those are the ones I can remember.
 

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EA is woefully out of touch, which is sad seeing as the shadow they cast over the industry is as large as it is. I don?t mean to make light of painful history, neither do I mean to imbue what amounts to a luxury hobby with undeserved gravitas, but I have an image of EA as an overweight, moustached, red-faced, white-hatted, slavery era southern plantation owner, sitting in a high-back leather chair in front of a mahogany fireplace with a cigar and snifter of brandy in hand, and he?s regaling his guests (Activision and Ubisoft) with his tenets on how great a thing slavery is for the slaves. Little does he know the angry mob that has encircled his house, torches and pitchforks in hand?
 

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sgy0003 said:
https://www.vg247.com/2017/11/29/ea-visceral-star-wars-game-canned-because-players-dont-like-linear-games-as-much-as-they-used-to/

Oh wow EA, that's an amazing revelations!

It must be why Witcher 3 was met with critical acclaim and was a financial success, selling over 6 million copies in six weeks, AND won many Game of the Year awards from various gaming publications, critics, and game award shows, including the Golden Joystick Awards and The Game Awards.

It must be why Uncharted 4 dominated most of the game awards back in 2016.

It must be why Divinity II did, is, and will be doing so well.

It must be why Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda: BOTW are double-fisting your sorry excuse for a multiplayer game

.....Do you realize how stupid you sound?
EA also thinks that newspaper makes the best toilet paper.

Fuck EA, because they want to fuck your wallet.
 

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Nope, this gamer just doesn't enjoy EA games anymore.

Because EA games have become garbage.

They belong in the trash.
 

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EA isn't alone in this. 90% of all AAA publishers tout that line from time to time. I think it's less that they believe it, and more that they hope it'll eventually be true if they keep repeating it. Publishers have everything to gain from doing away with single player games:

-Loot boxes and cosmetic DLC have infinitely more value in a multiplayer setting, giving them a stronger chance to double-dip into people's wallets

-the "games as service" model pretty much relies on multiplayer gaming to exist. If they sold a complete single player product they couldn't keep providing more "services" such as above.

-With multiplayer-only games, they get to force demand for their new product by simply ceasing the servers for the previous ones. Sorry guys, battlefront 3 needs to launch, so we're closing down battlefront 2. that 60 dollar disk of yours is now a shiny piece of plastic.


It's all sleezy, and the sad thing is there are always a demographic of gamers who are eager to agree with them. Kind of like how there is a subset of gamers who are eager to see games end as a physical medium, despite the fact that this'll do basically nothing for the consumer and only serve to give publishers even more control over the price of their product by doing away with the second-hand market.

All I can say on it is that I'll be done with videogames if the publishers get their wish. I game to enjoy my solitude, it's a hobby I picked up specifically so I had something to do that didn't involve dealing with other people. multiplayer-focused games are anathema to everything I love about playing games.
 

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Haven't EA been saying this shit for years.
Yeah, not any more true now than it was back then.

As others have said, this is simply EA and others trying to force the market to a more multiplayer dominated one so they can sell more map packs and dlc.
 

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And TakeTwo says that loot boxes aren't gambling because no one is forcing players to buy them...implying that when you walk into a casino someone immediately puts a gun to your head, walks you to the craps table, stuffs a pair of dice into your hand, and says "Roll or die you fuck."
 

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Well, I don't enjoy single player games from EA anymore. Does that count? Because they don't care enough about their product to put out good single player games anymore, so I don't enjoy theirs.
After months of fighting it, I finally deleted Mass Effect Andromeda from my PS4. I kept saying, "Have to get the platinum, have to run it one more time," but since they have abandoned the game and gutted it, I just can't stomach going through and not knowing what happens again.

Currently playing the ever-loving daylights out of Horizon Zero Dawn though, and loving that. So, uh...what was that again EA?
 

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I severely doubt they even believe this nonsense. It's just shifting responsibility for their own decision (to pursue monetisation at the expense of art and even enjoyment) onto the gaming public, rather than owning it themselves.
 

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They really think they can pull the same shit the Council did in Mass Effect? Just denying all "allegations" about the Reapers until finally the Reapers come and wreck everything.

They ACTUALLY think they can tell their customers what they want just so they can maximize profits on greedy predatory bullshit.

Intensify the boycotting, fellas. EA cannot go bankrupt fast enough.
 

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Nah. EA doesn't believe in that line. Know what they do believe in?

The fact that DLC, mostly lootboxes, forms 45% of their revenues in 2017, over 800 million dollars, mostly from their sports games (espescially FIFA). This is according to their official financial reports.

You can spend $30 million and 4 years on a masterpiece AAA game, and make back $100 million. You can spend $20 million, mostly licensing fees, on crapping out a patch for a sports franchise every year, and make back $800 million.

You know who invented the lootbox? The man who is currently CEO of EA games.

What does that math tell ya?
 

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RJ 17 said:
And TakeTwo says that loot boxes aren't gambling because no one is forcing players to buy them...implying that when you walk into a casino someone immediately puts a gun to your head, walks you to the craps table, stuffs a pair of dice into your hand, and says "Roll or die you fuck."
I mean, they do kick you out if you're just loitering around. (Tip : Don't go with buddies to a casino if you're taking less money then them and you don't drink, so sitting at the bar is also out.)

When was the last time EA published a single player game anyhow?
 

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Sniper Team 4 said:
After months of fighting it, I finally deleted Mass Effect Andromeda from my PS4. I kept saying, "Have to get the platinum, have to run it one more time," but since they have abandoned the game and gutted it, I just can't stomach going through and not knowing what happens again.
As a huge fan of the Mass Effect trilogy, I have MEA installed on my PC. I stupidly pre-ordered it, paid the full $60. Read all the shitty reviews and internet outrage. Played through the prologue, and didn't really like the characters or how the story was unfolding. Didn't like that it was basically DAI in space, because I hated DAI. So I shelved it, and said I'll come back to it later, after its been patched up.

But I haven't. That was 9 months ago. I think I just love the Mass Effect universe too much, and I don't want that game to taint it. Because deep down I know it's bad. And I know I'll be hugely disappointed. I think it might be better if I just pretend that the game doesn't exist and that Bioware is dead. Kinda like I pretend that Metallica broke up and stopped making new music around 1991.
 
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It's nothing to do with what consumers like and everything to do with monetisation strategies. EA has fully embraced mobile gaming bullshit, so their thinking is now entirely shaped by it, and they will come up with whatever absurd excuses they can imagine to justify filling their games with loot boxes and microtransactions.