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“It’s anarchy out there” for big companies, argues former EA exec

Wednesday, 27th March 2013 08:53 GMT By Dave Cook

Ex-EA manager and Battlefield producer Ben Cousins has stated that big companies are finding it harder to steer their ships through difficulty and uncertain times in the industry.

Speaking with Bloomberg, Cousins said “It’s anarchy out there, and these big companies are finding it difficult to steer their supertankers”.

His statement stems from the rising popularity of alternatives to the $60 home console experience such as mobiles, tablets and the much more-affordable PC scene. we’ve also got Ouya, Steam’s rig – whenever that sees the light of day – indie teams, digital storefronts and more vying for the pelt of the EAs and Activisions of the world.

What do you think of Cousin’s quote? Are big players like Square-Enix, which yesterday deemed Tomb Raider a failure despite selling 3.4 million copies in just four weeks?

Thanks Gamespot AU.

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  1. mojo

    “Are big players like Square-Enix, which yesterday deemed Tomb Raider a failure despite selling 3.4 million copies in just four weeks?”

    Are what?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dragon246

    @1,
    Its a joke on SE’s part to hide the real reason for their losses. If it hasn’t met expectations, they wouldn’t be talking about a sequel, which they are.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. mojo

    i think there is a word missing.
    like doomed :D

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Samoan Spider

    Hollywood accounting for the win!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Old MacDonald

    2: Why not? It doesn’t need to meet their expectations to get a sequel. It depends on what their expectations were and what their plans are for the sequel. It clearly sold enough to warrant a sequel, but it may not have sold enough to be successful on its own.

    #5 1 year ago