EA purchases Titanfall developer, Respawn Entertainment and their IP for 455 million currencies

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Xsjadoblayde:

Saelune:
You guys act like Titanfall wasnt already wholly published by EA.

Published, yes. But not owned or controlled. There is a huge difference worth knowing.

Not really, certainly not for a developer like Respawn which is too small to stand alone. People are acting like they were snatched away from some better publisher, but EA has had their hooks in them since the start.

Saelune:
Not really, certainly not for a developer like Respawn which is too small to stand alone. People are acting like they were snatched away from some better publisher, but EA has had their hooks in them since the start.

Not snatched. More like groomed. That doesn't make it ok. It basically garuntees their future work will have a lot more strings attached to corporate meddling, bonus pay based on metacritic scores and general anti-consumer practices added to anything they now make. Whatever you thought of them before, they're only going to get worse from now on.

Xsjadoblayde:

Saelune:
Not really, certainly not for a developer like Respawn which is too small to stand alone. People are acting like they were snatched away from some better publisher, but EA has had their hooks in them since the start.

Not snatched. More like groomed. That doesn't make it ok. It basically garuntees their future work will have a lot more strings attached to corporate meddling, bonus pay based on metacritic scores and general anti-consumer practices added to anything they now make. Whatever you thought of them before, they're only going to get worse from now on.

As if they would not have those put upon them regardless. Who would they go to instead? Activision?

Saelune:
As if they would not have those put upon them regardless. Who would they go to instead? Activision?

You assume exactly what such a large publisher would want them to assume; well if we won't take you...who will? This is precisely what traps so many artists in all media. It's financial control for assets. Only really something that matters further down the line, so I can understand why it doesn't seem that bad currently. EA has a long history of forcing developers to make market-based changes to their IPs and when they fail enough in launch sales, the developer gets axed. Is this not common knowledge yet?

Xsjadoblayde:

Saelune:
As if they would not have those put upon them regardless. Who would they go to instead? Activision?

You assume exactly what such a large publisher would want them to assume; well if we won't take you...who will? This is precisely what traps so many artists in all media. It's financial control for assets. Only really something that matters further down the line, so I can understand why it doesn't seem that bad currently. EA has a long history of forcing developers to make market-based changes to their IPs and when they fail enough in launch sales, the developer gets axed. Is this not common knowledge yet?

My point was more that the alternative would do the same, except because Titanfall is one of EA's Activision competitors, why would Activision want them?

If they didnt want to fall into EA's clutches, well, its two Titanfalls too late.

Saelune:

Xsjadoblayde:

Saelune:
Not really, certainly not for a developer like Respawn which is too small to stand alone. People are acting like they were snatched away from some better publisher, but EA has had their hooks in them since the start.

Not snatched. More like groomed. That doesn't make it ok. It basically garuntees their future work will have a lot more strings attached to corporate meddling, bonus pay based on metacritic scores and general anti-consumer practices added to anything they now make. Whatever you thought of them before, they're only going to get worse from now on.

As if they would not have those put upon them regardless. Who would they go to instead? Activision?

I prefer Bethesda, if they chose different. Bethesda is better than the unholy Trinity (EA, Activision, & Ubisoft) by a huge margin. They may not be perfect either but they treated developers with more respect than EA and the other shit head companies. Hell, Sega would have been a better option by comparison.

CoCage:
I prefer Bethesda, if they chose different. Bethesda is better than the unholy Trinity (EA, Activision, & Ubisoft) by a huge margin. They may not be perfect either but they treated developers with more respect than EA and the other shit head companies. Hell, Sega would have been a better option by comparison.

Saelune:
As if they would not have those put upon them regardless. Who would they go to instead? Activision?

Are we all forgetting that Devolver Digital exists here?

Arnoxthe1:

CoCage:
I prefer Bethesda, if they chose different. Bethesda is better than the unholy Trinity (EA, Activision, & Ubisoft) by a huge margin. They may not be perfect either but they treated developers with more respect than EA and the other shit head companies. Hell, Sega would have been a better option by comparison.

Saelune:
As if they would not have those put upon them regardless. Who would they go to instead? Activision?

Are we all forgetting that Devolver Digital exists here?

They are a great choice too. Like I said, anything is better than the Unholy Trinity.

Why does every studio acquisition by EA feel like its tantamount to investing money in south park?

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