Electronic Arts was recently voted the worst in Consumerist’s “Worst Company in America.” In spite of this, many developers were quick to criticize the decision.
BioWare co-founder, Greg Zeschuk, spoke out, saying EA provides its studios with more freedom than people think. Talking to Games Industry, Zeschuk stated:
”The best analogy I use, in a positive way, is EA gives you enough rope to hang yourself.”
Zeschuk goes on to say:
It was really interesting because we really made all the choices we wanted to make ourselves; these are all things we wanted to try. And that’s something to remember – while we were independent we didn’t have quite the resources we had as part of EA, and then we got to EA and it was like ‘wow we can do all this stuff.’ We had to be really thoughtful about what we wanted to focus on.
He wasn’t the only one to give EA the benefit of the doubt, with Phil Fish, creator of Fez, tweeting:
“EA being voted worst company in america is absurd. what about monsanto? what about a million other companies?”
“people seem to be freaking out about me saying EA is not the worst company in america. i don’t even anymore.”
What’s your take on EA?
Via: Game Revolution