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EA Boss: “We Aren’t a Money-Hungry Corporate Beast”
EA is a notorious entity in the gaming industry. What was once (over a decade ago) a dedicated firm which released honest titles, it has now become popular among video-gamers as a leech .
EA CEO Andrew Wilson however believes otherwise. At a recent conference, he assured attendees at that the publisher was not just a money-hungry ‘corporate beast.’
Wilson made the statement at the B.C. Tech Summit, where he also acknowledged how the publisher had to change and adapt as the firm has grown and matured.
“If you understand the video game business, EA — the branding is this corporate beast that just wants to take money from them while people play our games. That’s not actually what we’re trying to do.”
Of course, it would take more than just Wilson’s word to convince the majority of video-gamers that the corporation was not a profit-obsessed firm in the industry.
It wasn’t without reason that EA was voted as the worst company in USA a few years ago by The Consumerist. EA acquired an overwhelming 77.5% of the votes for that title. The Consumerist also highlighted that EA had failed at all three of their tenants for a company to be acknowledged as a consumer-friendly business.
Wilson also talked about the fairly questionable EA Access subscription service on the Xbox One.
“For the longest time in civilization, we would spend money as human beings, then we would spend time where we spent our money. That’s reversed now. You come in, and play a bunch of games, and ultimately you invest after that.”
Not quite true, considering you do actually have to pay for the service.