The lights are on
It's been less than two months since John Riccitiello resigned as CEO of Electronic Arts. In that time, much has changed for the publisher as it gears up for the next generation.
Riccitiello shared his thoughts on what Sony and Microsoft need to do in the next generation to ensure that it isn't the last cycle of living room gaming hardware. In the piece published by Kotaku, the former executive discusses DRM, the importance of a healthy supply of hardware at launch, the need to focus on games, and the price of entry.
He pointedly urges Sony and Microsoft to not forget "who brought them to the dance in the first place. Gamers." It's a fascinating read, and one that might change some consumers' perspectives on a man who has been much maligned by the average customer.
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In all honesty, was Riccitiello, the one who had the idea for the online passes? Or was this done by some of the other execs? Seems to me, like there is a big difference between the man that wrote these ideas and the one in charge of EA for the past years.
I think. we as a consumer should learn that there is a face behind these company's and because we do not completely understand corporate decisions does not mean they are evil or taken advantage of the consumers, its what good for the company.
John Riccitiello actually putting the consumer first? Preposterous
I like it. Guy loses the necktie and becomes a sage.
That was a great read. I liked hearing his views on this new generation of gaming because it also meant addressing past missteps. He answers to no one now and was refreshingly forthright.
Some of his points about concise time frames makes me realize why Deadspace 3 and Mass Effect 3 were rushed.