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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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Well, now that he doesn't have to listen to EA, he's making sense. Lol.
somebody who had to resign is giving microsoft and sony advice?
now he learned his lesson
The glass half-full look is that this is a refreshing moment of honesty, and a much-needed sign that not everyone at EA is a complete sycophant in their own mind, even if they act like it with their business decisions
but really, the much bigger part of me just sees someone who couldn't say a bad thing about EA until he left it, and that means no change at EA, and gives you some insight into the corporate culture there.
But either way, very interesting.
This is the last guy anyone should listen to. Look what he did to EA. He has no credibility in the sense that he's able make good business decisions while keeping the gamers in mind. He doesn't care about gamers. If he did he wouldn't have done what he did to EA meaning they litter ally hate their customers and treat them like ***.
Ive always liked him. A gamer at heart just not as savvy a business man. 180 of Kotick.
Kinda hard to be giving advice after leaving a troubled company like EA, and his advice was basically just general common sense, but yeah, he has his points. Just try and motivate EA to follow them too John.
That was a fun article to read. He made a lot of points that I totally agree with concerning the direction that next-gen consoles need to be heading.
Pretty much common sense. And now and intense desire for Skittles. Why did he have to go there?
Anyone else feeling the irony of this 'speech' considering this bs is coming from the head of hell itself... <___< If EA has to give other companies advice then we are in some serious ***.
I feel zero sympathy for the guy; he was the head (some would say 'holder of the honory title of Devil Incarnate') of the worst company in America, and he lost his position because the other suits - much like himself - demand only profits and nothing else. Quality, ethics, all that crap be damned or at the most relegated to a distant second. Money is the ultimate goal, and basically the only thing they're into.
Now he's unemployed (but still financially sound, of course) and he's looking for a new job in the industry, so he's bullsh**ing whoever is willing to listen to his crap about how honest and straight forward he is, attentive to customers and all that utter crap.
If he had taken his own advice he might still be employed
So in other words, he's telling them to consider factors that they've already been considering since they started making the consoles.