Saturday, October 16, 2010

Why Warhammer Online Age Of Reckoning FAILED! and why Stars Wars: The Old Republic is a $300 MILLION Dollar project that is going to FAIL!

It was only a matter of time until I blogged about this and yes I know its old news but I couldn't resist, and for those you who dont know about what this whole mess is all about your best to read this post. 
It all started with a blog post by an anonymous employee at Mythic Entertainment that stated these following points of interest:
.........what really went down with Warhammer, I’ll tell you right now.
First, the project leaders did not know what they were doing. Jeff Hickman was the saddest excuse for a producer I’ve seen. All he did was drink the Koolaid and suck up to the right people. He was the perfect yes-man, and this reached down to almost all managers. So we shut up and did what we were told, by people too afraid to tackle real problems. It is a culture of fear, especially since Mark Jacobs was fired.
Oh, he left voluntarily you say? No, he was fired, and everything placed on his shoulders by those closest to him so they could divide his salary and annual bonus. I bet Rob is enjoying that sweet new Maserati he bought after leaving the knife in his partner of 15 years. 
 Now this is the part where it gets really juicy....

And Bioware? Don’t make me laugh. They’ve spent more money making the Old Republic than James Cameron spent on Avatar. Shit you not. More than $ 300 million! Can you believe that?
And you know what they’re most proud of? This is the kicker. They are most proud of the sound. No seriously. Something like a 20Gig installation, and most of it is voiceover work. That’s the best they have. The rest of the game is a joke. EA knows it and so does George Lucas,they’re panicking , and so most of Mythic has already been cannibalized to work in Austin on it because they can’t keep pushing back launch.

Now we must not take this word for word, he may be working for EA but I doubt he knows the rough estimate of The Old Republic. This post has defiantly lift up some controversy and many replies from folks in the gaming industy themselves, one who also has a blog and remains un-anonymous is legendary game developer David Jaffe (God Of War, Twisted Metal).
In Jaffe's response to EA Louse he states that: one gives a shit if you or the animators get to express yourselves IF in expressing yourself it breaks the fiction of/immersion into the world of the game. Its not a fucking art class where everyone gets a chance to 'show what's inside them!''s work. 
 ...and so on and so forth, highly recommend reading the full post the guy speaks logic.

This is a REALLY bad image for EA and how they treat there projects, and at a horrible time also, Activision may be winning the "Bad Guy" race but EA are sure pushing it, however we'll just have to wait and see what the Old Republic turns out to be, the Bioware guys are amazing developers so I really have no doubt its going to be an awesome game.

Its looks like EA are rattled at my point of view with the pretty negative review's of Medal Of Honor has been getting, and thinking that was going to be illegitimate child out of rape from Danger Close point of view.
I dont know they are really dodgy...but??? What do you guys think? Pretty similar to EA Spouse but without the lawsuit and the happy ending.


Anonymous said...

Game publishers are all dicks.

Adam Timmins said...

True so very true....

Blake said...

The lesser of two evils?

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