Electronic Arts, commonly known as EA, has been voted the worst American company by consumers for the last two years in a row, 2012 and 2013. Most gamers will readily agree that the company cares more about money than games or its consumers, especially since it implemented the online pass business model that forces people who buy an EA game used to purchase an online pass just to access the multiplayer portion of the game.
That being said, here’s an interview with EA COO Peter Moore from Gamescom 2013…
Did you find that as funny as I did? He actually talked about consumers getting “value”. Yet EA is one of the worst about squeezing consumers dry, despite the world economy’s current downtrodden state!
I’m not saying it’s Moore’s fault – he’s just the COO and he probably does believe everything he says in the interview. I’m just not so sure EA’s vision or business practices line up with how he sees things.
I’m also not saying EA isn’t good at what it does either. The company puts out some phenomenal games. I’m really just saying they need to get rid of the stupid online passes policy, because not all their games are worth paying more than the game is worth to play online. And yes, games depreciate in value over time – hence why used games drop steadily into nothingness.
Anyone else with me?!
Source – Engadget