EA 'not forgiven' for closing iconic studio
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Electronic Arts are ‘not forgiven’ for closing down a number of iconic studios, discussing fans on Reddit.
It’s also fair to say that EA is also one of the most controversial publishers too, not only of its implementation of in-game microtransactions but also its ruthlessness in shutting down some fantastic studios.
For me personally, not only is the closure of Visceral Games one that is not easily forgiven, but by the time Dead Space 3 had arrived, it had lost its survival horror influence, now driven purely by action and microtransactions, the series was a shadow of its former self.
Thankfully, EA had redeemed itself somewhat with the amazing Dead Space (2023) remake and with the promise of remade sequels, the future of Isaac Clarke and his Necromorph crew is looking a little more positive.
It seems that my sentiment is shared by those on Twitter, who have been sharing the studio closures that hits home to them the most.
“EA can be blamed for many things, but I still don't forgive them for closing Pandemic Studios,” posted Redditor. Pandemic Studios with the developers responsible for the likes of Star Wars: Battlefront, as well as Destroy All Humans! and Full Spectrum Warrior, to name but a few.
“For me, it was Westwood (Command & Conquer),” replied TheGreatMrHaad.“Visceral Games for me,” added The_BrainFreight. Spark77 also shared the views that many fans have been thinking: “BioWare will never be the same :(“.
In 2010, EA infamous claimed that single player games were finished, a comment that would later come back and bite them in the backside. Thirteen years on from that, EA is now relishing in the success of single player games, not only with the recent Dead Space remake but also Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to 2019s Fallen Order.
However, even if EA continues to put out some top-notch single player games in the coming years, let’s not forget that talented development studios are just a Thanos snap away from disappearing for good.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor releases this month on 28 April for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.