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Good read but I still think EA was probably the worse choice Disney could have made.
EA sell over prices games missing tons of content that they then sell as DLC, basically charging the customer twice for the game or sometimes even more.
As for good star wars games
Dark Forces series + jedi knight games
Xwing + exp pack
Xwing v Tie Fighter
Rebel Assault 1 + 2
Star Wars Galaxies
Knights of the old republic
Empire At War
After SWG things just got bad.. and i don't see them getting any better with EA.. anyway I hope Im wrong.
Originally posted by sketocafe Here's the problem. We know what EA does with exclusive deals. Compare Madden and NCAA Football with EA's NHL and Football/soccer titles. The Hockey and Soccer games get substantial improvements year after year. The 'murican football games, for which EA has exclusive rights to player names, have stagnated with each year barely adding enough to not qualify as a mere roster update. Yeah Dice can make a good shooter. The question is, will EA give them the funding and time they would have if Dice had to compete with Valve or Activision in the Star Wars shooter market? Also, why are you talking about MMOs? Every news story I read when this broke stated that the licensing deal didn't cover online games, along with mobile and tablet stuff. Was this misreported?
The last paragraph...is exactly what I was thinking. The statement wording makes it sound as if EA has rights to make console/pc games but that Disney holds the rights to future online games. So does that mean mmo's as well ???
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Originally posted by sumo0 I just want to add that i don't even pirate EA games anymore because the quality of those games are shit.
Sorry, two posts in a row. But this made my morning, well said sir!
Originally posted by Firnwind A new Star Wars MMO is likely? Please thats ridiculous ... besides that MMOs take many years of development and many many millions which nobody in their right mind will invest again after SWTOR, the only thing that might happen is some more Mobile/Web-based browser game but EA won't ever make a real Star Wars MMO again, I am sure of it. PS: And the story of KOTOR is done for good or worse... but I am sure we will see some stand in RPGs for the new movie timeframe.
Disney has billions and billions to throw at projects. If they lose a million dollars on a project, it would barely scratch their bottom line. EA for all their BS is a multi-million dollar company, probably approaching a billion. I can't say for sure as I have not cared enough to look up their numbers. My point being; you give every indication that you have no idea what you are talking about. Of course there will be another Star Wars MMO, with SWTOR being such a heap of crap, someone will try and make a SW MMO that people like. Will it work? hell I dunno, but I sure hope so. And yes, I would love to see SWG 2. But I am not sure that will ever happen.
I am no fan of EA, as a matter of fact I go out of my way to avoid their games, which usually isn't hard since they tend to be absolute shit. However, with this much cash on the line, and IP that CAN make warehouses full of cash if done properly, I can see them putting a good team on these projects and hitting a home run.
However, recent history has shown that this is usually not the case. In the end only time will tell, I really hope they turn it around and do some thing right for a change, but I am not holding my breath.
If you want a new idea, go read an old book.
After experiencing SWTOR, it's simply a fact that EA/BioWare have zero grasp on what is needed to create a good MMORPG.
EA's Warhammer & SWTOR are both redundant and boring "MMOs".
We most likely won't be playing a new Star Wars MMO for a good 10 years.
I think that Gearbox could have turned out a pretty decent SW shooter if they had the time and resources to do so. Ya, Duke sucked and Aliens was a joke, but there were other factors at play with both of those.
Republic Trooper, Order 66....yeah, I'd be there.
I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil
Originally posted by jpnz Despite the hate EA gets, the games still sell millions. Maybe those that hate EA are the vocal minority?
I don't think it's that necessarily. I think that people buy games based on the title first and foremost and who the publisher 2nd. I know I've bought some games and that they were EA games came secondary. I mean I got Sim City in spite of that I don't like buying from EA or through origin but because of my love for the game I bought it anyway - to my disappointment, of course.
Originally posted by NL-Rikkert So do tell for how much money did EA bribe you to post this again? It is no more than an advertisement for them.. All this makes me a sad lil gamer. I used to love EA and own most of their games that predate the millenium. For over a decade the quality of both their games and service has dwindled to a point of no return. Nowadays I steer clear of all their products, to me they are no more than money hungry wolfs.. Am I the only one who remembers both their glory days AND the day they were named 'the worst company' ? They need to clean up their act and dsliver proper products. Until then all my hope for a good SW title has died.
LOL. I don't know if the writer did this as a paid advertisement for EA but I can see how it does seem like it's biased.
I mean two big crappy companies get together to make even more big crappy decisions.. hmm no news here, move along..
I have no great love for Disney although my hatred toward them is less than EA. I just don't see anything good coming from this.
Since i am an oldtimer, i grew up with Star Wars and i'm sad to say that the IP has become meaningless for decades already. So, i don't really understand the anger in which company gets what license, as it won't make any difference anymore.
There is no way back to the time before The Phantom Menace, a cartoon network kiddy show with a Yoda mascot and a countless amount of bad SW games. There is no company that can bring Star Wars back, as Lucas himself buried it deep long before many visitors of this site even started to play their first SW game.
Originally posted by InsaneDalek Originally posted by NL-Rikkert So do tell for how much money did EA bribe you to post this again? It is no more than an advertisement for them.. All this makes me a sad lil gamer. I used to love EA and own most of their games that predate the millenium. For over a decade the quality of both their games and service has dwindled to a point of no return. Nowadays I steer clear of all their products, to me they are no more than money hungry wolfs.. Am I the only one who remembers both their glory days AND the day they were named 'the worst company' ? They need to clean up their act and dsliver proper products. Until then all my hope for a good SW title has died.
I remember those days. When you saw that EA logo on a box, you knew you were getting a high quality product. Now it's hit or miss, really. I love the Dead Space games, and enjoy the new Simcity despite its problems. On the other hand, we have the complete ruination of the Mass Effect & Dragon Age series, the shift of Dead Space to pure action instead of action-horror, the increasing adoption of pay to win DLC, the shooter version of Syndicate (Seriously? Fire the marketing guy who thought THAT would do well), and the destruction of some of the greatest game development studios of all time (Bullfrog, Westwood, Pandemic, Bioware, Origin, etc.)
Oh yeah, and they killed Ultima, one of the most revolutionary series of CRPGs ever created, and home to the greatest CRPGs ever crafted by mortal men (Ultima 7 Parts 1 and 2).
I'm going to keep an open mind about anything they produce before predicting doom, but I'm not getting my hopes up either.
Also, I agree with the quoted poster in that EA obviously paid you to write this piece. I've read actual advertisements which make this piece look about as subtle as a train wreck on a boat by comparison.
One of my guildies posted it on guild forum, it made me laugh
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Originally posted by theniffrig On the point about another Star Wars MMO, I agree. Yes it will probably be set in the new era with the new movies. And with MMO's going to take the sandbox route with EQ Next massive success, I'm sure the market will be flooded with Sandbox clones then, one of them surely being a Star Wars mmo. Just will take 4 - 8 years from now.
Perhaps we should see how EQnext actually does before claiming it a massive success. there has been nothing put out by SOE yet that supports your claim. Still in the end at least its SOE making EQnext and not EA.
Never forget 3 mile Island and never trust a government official or company spokesman.
Maybe Battlefront 3 could actually be updated and finished this would be awesome.
Yahoo! too exciting to see their train-wreck are on way! :-) EA-Disney's Deal will be horrible idea and Disney bandwagon with 2 years worsen of company.
I hope Square-enix step off their Final Fantasy series with their Disney Character in Kingdom Hearts will be finalize 3rd installment and nothing more.
so say we all
Disney should of given the IP to CD Project who make the Witcher games. At least then they would be decent and very well story driven without any horrid DRM or ties to Origin.
EA can not make a decent game if it tried you just got to look at Sim city, SWTOR and DA2 along with the very poor ending and milking of ME3.