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Moore: DLC backlash from older gamers
Posted: 24.08.2012 05:35 by Comments: 1
Electronic Arts chief operating officer Peter Moore believes that a good amount of the backlash against downloadable content these days are from gamers who were console gamers from the days of the PlayStation 2 and earlier.

According to Moore, "I think people are worried gaming is going in a different direction than they were used to with N64, Sega Mega Drive, PlayStation and PlayStation 2. Everything was dominated by consoles. Pretty much everything was offline. You bought the game. You sat down. And you played the game until you got tired of the game. It was all on the disc."

He went on to stated that games are "365 days a year" now. "Rightly or wrongly we think it's our job to provide reasons every day to go play that game and enjoy that game," he went on to say, "Technology is enabling that. Hardware is enabling that. Different game experiences like open world experiences are enabling that, and we're trying to react to what we believe is what gamers want."

Moore added, "Right now I bet you can get FIFA 12 for 20. And you can, without going online, play for years. You don't need to interact with anybody. You don't need to go online. There are still those great experiences."

"The good news is you can still do that. There are still plenty of great games, we're making them, everyone else is making them, where you buy it for 40 day one, you can play hundreds of hours and you don't have to go online and play. But the vast majority of people do, and are certainly connected. And then if you go multiplayer, I like to think most games that enhances the experience. But there are some guys who just want things never to change."


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By nocutius (SI Elite) on Aug 24, 2012
nocutius
It's not simply about things changing or offline vs online, it's about things changing for the worse (in a lot of cases).
I don't mind DLC as long as it wasn't stripped from the base game just to make more money. If the studios can avoid people feeling like that by delivering quality products (almost) nobody will complain.

If a game has issues fix it for free not with a payed-for DLC and there won't be any hard feelings. Very simple.