Will Wright calls EA's server problems "inexcusable"

#1TreasureHunterGPosted 5/6/2013 3:41:16 PM
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/05/original-simcity-creator-calls-eas-server-problems-inexcusable/

"I feel bad for the team," Wright said when asked about the troubled launch by GamesIndustry.biz following a lecture at the University of California Santa Cruz. "I could have predicted—I kind of did predict there'd be a big backlash about the DRM stuff. It's a good game; I enjoy playing it a lot... [but] that was basically inexcusable, that you charge somebody $60 for a game and they can't play it. I can understand the outrage. If I was a consumer buying the game and that happened to me, I'd feel the same."

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#2TFHDeathUA709Posted 5/7/2013 6:20:02 AM(edited)
"I could have predicted—I kind of did predict there'd be a big backlash about the DRM stuff.

EA's response - "But its not DRM, it's a feature."

It's too bad that EA didn't listen to him. It's not as if he knows what he's doing or anything.
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#3GastroidPosted 5/7/2013 3:17:03 PM
I'm sure there was a reason why Will Wright jumped ship when he did to go off on his own adventure.
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#4clowningPosted 5/7/2013 3:43:19 PM
Will Wright works with EA in running Stupid Fun Club. Who do you think funds that think tank? EA is a major shareholder.
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#5ReDDevil2112Posted 5/11/2013 9:02:50 PM(edited)
What I thought is much more striking about that article is Will Wright saying it's a good game that he enjoys playing.
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#6clowningPosted 5/12/2013 9:30:49 PM
ReDDevil2112 posted...
What I thought is much more striking about that article is Will Wright saying it's a good game that he enjoys playing.


Of course he's going to say that, since EA is a major owner of his new project. Whether it's true or not is anyone's guess. I will say that it is tiring to see so much blind worship of Will. He's just a guy who basically made two good games.
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