Thu, Aug 23, 2012 | 12:45 BST
EA: ‘I get hurt when I see BioWare & DICE criticised’
EA’s Peter Moore has given a rare insight into his views on the gaming populace, backlash aimed squarely at him, as well as criticism hurled at BioWare and DICE. The EA COO has also spoken out regarding the company’s policy of DLC and service subscriptions like Battlefield 3′s Battlelog.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Moore discussed gamer’s dislike for DLC and subscriptions, stating that the problem is generational, rather than a poor move on the publisher’s behalf.
Moore stated, “I think people are worried gaming is going in a different direction than they were used to with N64, Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation and PlayStation 2. Everything was dominated by consoles.”
“Pretty much everything was offline,” Moore continued, “You bought the game. You sat down. And you played the game until you got tired of the game. It was all on the disc. There was nothing else coming along. Sometimes I feel sorry for gamers whose world was cartridges. I sense on the boards there is a pining for the old times.”
Moore does acknowledge and respect that view, “But you’re right. I sense that. And sometimes I feel sorry for gamers whose world was cartridges. I sense on the boards there is a pining for the old times.”
On the subject of backlash, Moore stressed that he doesn’t take personal offence to people having a go at him, but he does feel for EA’s studios, “I do get hurt for guys who work at BioWare, who work at DICE, who work at EAC in Vancouver. These are guys who love games and are brilliant at what they do, and then read this stuff and go, well, I gave everything for that, and that’s what they think about it.”
What do you think readers? Is this hate of DLC and milking content a generation problem, or is Moore shifting blame? Let us know below.