21 Mar '13, 3pm

Electronic Arts CEO steps down

Electronic Arts CEO steps down

The EA Platform, Origin was introduced in his tenure; a clear competition to Steam, receiving the ire of fans which took the time adapting to Valve’s Steam back in their day. Clearly, they weren’t happy with another online DRM platform, whatever the name companies decide to give them. While competition is good, EA’s approach definitely had some backlash. This may not have reflected on the sales chart, however, it clearly affected consumer views on the company, which were already upset with their recent deployment of games, notably Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age 2, which received huge amounts of criticism in comparison to each their predecessors. Star Wars: The Old Republic which started off pretty well, is now a Free-to-play MMO. Battlefield 3 has quite a successful launch, selling over 15 million copies.

Full article: http://vernonchan.com/2013/03/electronic-arts-ceo-steps-d...

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