EA Labels president Frank Gibeau says DRM is bad, SimCity is actually a "service"
EA has entered full on maximum damage control. It's causing more damage, ironically. Frank Bibeau, EA Labels president, has recently had something to say about the whole Sim City fiasco. What did he have to say?
No, you are not high, that is what one of the higher ups at EA actually said. He went on to say the following.
Oh, it gets better.
So, in other words, SimCity is an online only experience and it is entirely the fault of the developers and not the publishers because we would never use any form of DRM ever because it's bad. We're better than Activision, I swear! I mean, look! We don't like those guys who make Facebook games! We're the Batman of gaming! Please don't hate us!
Forgive me if I find it suspicious if EA suddenly seems to give a shit about creative visions and not what type of game they can make that's really hard to pirate and can be stuffed with DLC.
now do you mean you won't be buying it?, or you won't be "buying" it?, as I think most people who play a lot of games (including me sometimes) these days don't "buy" them.
"You don't always know what the customer is going to want", except when you're being told by the customer what they want.
Millions is an overstatement. The recent press release by EA was that a million copies were sold. And having checked VG Chartz, I can assume that the million is combined sales. And considering the negative word of mouth, they probably can only expect another 500,000 before sales drop. And due to their likely lofty ambitions for the game, they will likely not be pleased.
Actually, you can blame "FILTHY CASUALS" on this one. The Sims has become a massive hit among housewives, so SimCity gained that crowd of players.
And EA will continue to do what they do because they know millions of dumb-ass gamers will blindly buy their games.
This is my favorite comment so far.
This is why I state the Capcom haters need to shut up and focus their energy on EA right now. Capcom's only doing the stupid stuff that they're doing because it works for companies like EA. The moment EA stops making money, the sooner they and well pretty much any company who's modern day ethics in this industry are based around the same bullshit EA is pulling gets the message and goes back to what worked in the past.
If EA isn't a virus on the industry today, it's sure as hell slowly becoming one.
If they just called this Sim City Network edition 2 I would the see MMO stand point
So, uh, if you play WoW does your progress get saved online or off line?
Oh, right, forcing people to be on-line ALL THE TIME or your progress and saves get corrupted is such standard MMO strategy.
True. And Tetris is an action/adventure game.
"DRM is a failed strategy which is why we're using it." What it sounds like to me.
Mr. Bibeau, kindly suck my left nut please.
And millions still bought the game. When are dumb-ass gamers going to realize that as long as they keep buying their games, EA doesn't care at all what people think of them?
Calling SimCity an MMO does not justify the fact that what I see is a game released in a manner nobody wanted in the first place.
Does EA even know the difference in genres? Sim City would NOT be considered an MMO in any sense. Dammit, EA! Just stop breathing and die already.
Mhm. Ah. Yes. And Call of Duty is an RPG.
EA the biggest Ass Fuckers in the world.
Simcity(2013) is suddenly in the same class as an MMO?
I'm sorry EA,but that's not quite how it works
I feel like EA will just blame Battlefield 4 as being a "bad" game if people didn't buy it because they just don't want to back a EA title.