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Paul Barnett: "EA knows nothing about launching a MMO in the European Market"
Posted: 16.09.2008 15:55 by Jamie Davey Comments: 7
During an interview with Eurogamer today, Warhammer Online creative director, Paul Barnett, said that EA “knows nothing” about launching a MMO in the European market.

That's why GOA is publishing the title in Europe, Barnett seems to think.

“GOA did it with Dark Age of Camelot and they’ve done it really well. They’ve done it in a very European way, but they’ve done it very well, and it’s more of the same,” said Barnett.

“EA couldn’t have done it, what the hell would EA know about it? They know nothing about launching MMOs in Europe, unless it’s spending lots of money closing them down I suppose.”

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Comments

By Orv (SI Core) on Sep 16, 2008
Orv
Visually, this game really looks like a cross between WoW and LotRO to me.
This is a compliment.
Even though I am not planning to get into release, if launch goes well and reviews hold steady in the favorable range, I may decide to give Warhammer a spin a few months from now.
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Sep 16, 2008
Wowerine
They are always making market mistakes... EA...
By ScythSoulces (SI Core) on Sep 16, 2008
ScythSoulces
EA always screw up.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 16, 2008
herodotus
"...what the hell would EA know about it? " Well, quite a lot really. With the Battlefield series virtually an MMO of its' own, they stand poised to launch into this growing market. Warhammer is likely to do very well, and I'll give it a 14 day trial, definitely.
By Orv (SI Core) on Sep 16, 2008
Orv
Yes, I am very curious about it... I have been for several months.
By loyalknight10 (SI Member) on Sep 16, 2008
loyalknight10
Why the EA always end in making mistakes, this time its about MMO previous time it was with strict anti piracy things.
By Knave (SI Core) on Sep 17, 2008
Knave
It's hard to compare Battlefield to a full-fledged MMO. Yes they have the stat tracking, but resource-wise mmo's are much more demanding and finicky. Best to leave it in the hands of those who know what they're doing.
Would hate to see EA screw up a promising game like WAR.