If they deliver a game that doesn’t commercially perform as well as whatever the fuck they were thinking of when they thought ‘yeah, lets copy that’ (so fortnite in this case), then that project is a failure. You don’t invest in failure. Shareholders don’t give a shit about the games the company produces, it’s philosophy, ethics, or customers. It’s a number game and nothing else. EA have a responsibility to maximise their share value/profit above any and everything else because (as for all listed/traded companies) the share price is the product, and everything else is marketing for the share price.
The argument that the tech doesn’t hold up seems like bullshit to me; TF/TF2 are great examples of why we don’t need ever increasing increments on game engines and GPUs. The source engine can do that, so what exactly has the last 15 years of ‘progress’ been for? just selling shit. Progress for progress’ sake as marketing.
This is missing too much of what i like about titanfall/tf2:
armies of grunts
hacking robuts with my space knife
a kick-ass campaign
playing a few rounds the other night it just feels incredibly generic. it’s not:
as good a BR game as pubg or even BR
as good an arena shooter as Overwatch
as good a team/squad based shooter as BF5
as good a 3-man team ‘pick up for a few rounds/have a quick blast’ as Destiny
got the atmosphere of Hunt:Showdown
Weapon handling feels good, but the movement feels like crap and the map reminds me of planetside a bit.
i don’t get the ‘multiple half-assed features = complete game’ mentality. If i made a shit karting game, threw in a basic crafting system and loot based on RNG awarding players for completing races, it wouldn’t make a good game. it’d just be a bunch of shitty systems strung together. It’s like all those shit Steam titles where some newly graduated game dev has decided ‘i can make a better $POPULARGAME by adding $GENERICFEATURE from $OTHERPOPULARGAME’, and/or ‘it’s like $ANYGAME meets Minecraft!’.
Nail Head Attack! Yeah, i can’t see why i’d choose to play this over anything else. whatever angle i look at it from, there are better alternatives.