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EA Exec Won't Green Light Any Single Player-Only Games 274

Posted by Soulskill
from the leveraging-synergies-like-a-champ dept.
An anonymous reader sends this quote from "Frank Gibeau, the president of EA Labels, has shown that business truly does come before gameplay with comments he made as part of a preview document for the CloudGamingUSA event happening on September 11-12 in San Francisco. Gibeau is very proud of the fact he has never green lit a single project that consisted solely of a single-player experience. He insists that every game EA publishes has an online component to it. His reason for doing this? Apparently EA has 'evolved with consumers (PDF)' suggesting he thinks this is what consumers want in every game. ... Forcing online into every game makes little sense. While it works for a Battlefield, Medal of Honor, Fifa or Need for Speed title, there's just as many games that don't need it to succeed, or even work for online play. A good example of this would be the forthcoming SimCity, which has upset fans of the series because it will require an constant Internet connection to play. That isn't a DRM measure, it's due to the tight integration of multiplayer and how all players impact each others games."
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EA Exec Won't Green Light Any Single Player-Only Games

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  • by sqlrob (173498) on Wednesday September 05, 2012 @06:34PM (#41240613)

    Nope, you're not alone. I'm the same way, have been for years.

    I play for fun, I'm not going to make it another job trying to arrange my schedule around raids or matches, or dealing with a lot of the cheating idiots.

  • by GammaKitsune (826576) on Wednesday September 05, 2012 @07:15PM (#41241081)
    That's simply not true. In Mass Effect 3, the online component is completely optional. You can use the multiplayer component or the iPhone game to get the better ending if you want, but it's entirely possible to get the best ending in the game entirely through single player, without ever touching the online components. Furthermore, the multiplayer is cooperative, not PvP. In fact, there is no PvP option in ME3 that I'm aware of. I'm not EA's biggest fan by any means, but at least get the facts right.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.