EA Done With Singleplayer Games?

Game News: EA Done With Singleplayer Games?

After the closure of Visceral Games and the restructuring of their untitled Star Wars game many developers have come out in support of Single Player games.  However, one former EA developer has said that for the foreseeable future, Single Player games are DEAD...to EA.

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  • woard FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    I wonder how many of the whales are using fraud to spend all that money.  Anyways, this will work it self out eventually, most people don't spend much on micro transactions and at some point they will just stop buying the games that are lazy shameless cash grabs. I doubt even the biggest whales can make up for the losses from only selling a few thousand copies of a game that cost tens of millions to make. At that point all the multiplayer only games will go free to play and games with a strong single player will start to come back.


    Maybe the solution here is to let the $60 price model go away, if bigger games, the ones that provide fifty hours or more of good content cost more, and people where willing to pay without being babies about it that would push them to make more.  They could also start putting solid multiplayer experiences with them, like in Mass Effect 3, that was basically tacked on using all the same assets and levels from the game so it couldn't have cost all that much, and it was great.



  • Shmittles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    For the longest time, I was of the mentality that we "vote with our wallet" by abstaining from buying microtransactions. And while there's still some small value in that act, the entire philosophy gets broken by whales like that $15K spender. Whales vote for us, or rather, their votes carry massively more weight than our own. It was never "voting" to begin with, and I was naive to think they'd value their users equally...


    anyways, single player's not gonna die. Things change. But the more things change, the more things stay the same. Some people are just in the process of learning that is all.

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold doesn't get breaks.

    3 weeks ago

    I wouldn't say that it's my worst fear. EA has done little to hide their intents. (Easier for me to fear what I don't know than what I know.)


    What EA loses, someone else will gain. I feel confident about that. My fear is this or that studio who made great games ends up selling their souls to EA despite the well-known reputation that EA has. (When BW went to EA, it just blew my mind that they would do something so foolish.) I can't understand the logic behind such sales, and that's what worries me - the unknown.


    The outtake flub at the end is probably more accurate. EA isn't interested in what players want. They're more interested in what payers want.

    • RiverRunning

      3 weeks ago

      I have to say I agree with all of this and I particularly also don't understand the mentality behind studios selling themselves to EA - it makes no sense at all, especially for those who care about their products and also especially those who put a lot of story into their games - EA has never, ever, ever been a fan of content and story.

  • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 weeks ago

    Goodbye, Dragon Age. From old school throwback to Mass Effect clone to empty world with 5 hours of story to... whatever they do to its corpse next.

  • Elzee98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wizerd

    3 weeks ago

    F.U.C.K...