Star Wars Battlefront doesn’t contain a story, voice chat & there’s a $50 season pass announced before the game even launched. You would think EA would spend some of their time addressing these issues, but you’d wrong. It’s on to the next one for this company. Open world titles to be exact. They don’t have any in their portfolio & it’s looking that might be the new wave for them. According to reports, EA’s executive vice president Patrick Soderlund is on record saying
“If you look at the biggest segment in our industry, which is action, we don’t have a lot. EA is not known to make gigantic action games like Assassin’s Creed or Batman or GTA or those types of games that are really big. The strategic direction that we put in motion is to expand our portfolio more into that segment, to see what can we bring to gamers that maybe hasn’t been done before.
Maybe. I’m not suggesting we’re going to go after GTA and sell 50 million units. We would love to! But what I’m saying is those types of absolutely AAA, big productions are what we want to do. And I think for us to do that, we need the right people.”
In conclusion, EA sees the money Ubisoft is making with Assassin’s Creed & Rockstar with GTA. They want a piece of the pie, but they lack the studio to do it for them. I’m not even mad at them. I just pray they try to innovate with open world games instead of just putting on out. They had an excellent opportunity to do that with Star Wars Battlefront, but we saw what happened there.