NovusBogus wrote:JohnC wrote:Hopefully EA will learn from this, though I doubt it
If EA was ever going to learn, it would have been the Spore launch debacle. But they didn't, or rather they "learned" that people getting pissed off about an obnoxious and crippling DRM scheme should be solved by spending a bunch of money to build an even more obnoxious and crippling DRM scheme and have marketing say it's a feature.
If it's any consolation, I doubt EA will still be around in ten years. Something will come along that bored frat boys enjoy more than playing Madden, and the rest of the company can't survive without the cash cow propping it up.
EA disappearing in ten years is not a consolation for this reason: What if everyone is STILL playing EA games and the DRM servers are switched off? Problems galore. EA lives and dies off consoles, not PC games. Therefore they will survive the next decade easily.