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Old September 6th, 2012 (02:00 AM).
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"What I said was [about not greenlighting] anything that [doesn't have] an online service. You can have a very deep single-player game but it has to have an ongoing content plan for keeping customers engaged beyond what's on the initial disc. I'm not saying deathmatch must come to Mirror's Edge."
He added that games are to be thought of as services now, and went on to say that you, "need to have a social experience where you're part of a large community." EA knows what you need better than you do, after all.]
Electronic Arts' games label boss Frank Gibeau has revealed that he's not let any solely single-player games pass through his gates, ensuring that absolutely every single title the company publishes has an online component.
"We are very proud of the way EA evolved with consumers," he said. "I have not green lit one game to be developed as a singleplayer experience. Today, all of our games include online applications and digital services that make them live 24/7/365.
"One of our biggest growth opportunities is Play4Free titles that allow customers to play at no cost and make purchases via microtransactions. We see this as a huge opportunity, and one that’s powered by our hybrid cloud model."
With co-op coming to Dead Space 3 and multiplayer rumored for Dragon Age 3, it seems that the idea of solo-oriented experiences is now dead to EA. As is variety, it seems. The inexorable march towards videogames becoming one indistinguishable mass of grey sludge continues.
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Alright let me start by saying, I HATE, HATE, AND HATE this company, I wish it burns in hell in worst possible ways. Seriously? Not only did they DESTROY many lovable titles with this approach, but now, they are PROMOTING it and are PROUD of it. Moreover they are forcing this sick policy of theirs on previous successful titles. What they did to Simcity 2013 was TOO much, but this...this is crossing the line.

What are your views on online gaming? I personally find it excellent to add Multiplayer option, but not for it to be the focus and core of the game and such that there is no such thing as OFFLINE/Single Player modes. Not only does multiplayer go wrong when you don't have desired people to play with, but also it can drastically limit gameplay features. Moreover, we all know that this "FORCED Online" behavior they exhibit is just part of their cursed DRM issue.

What are your thoughts people Will they even succeed with this approach? Are you actually happy about this, because tons of people aren't. Online should never be the CORE! It should be OPTIONAL! That's what I say!
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