You're actually trying to claim that, after over a decade of dumbing your games down to near pointlessness, your games "are actually still too hard to learn"? Really, EA? Well, perhaps if your games weren't by and large worthless piles of crap in the first place, then "find[ing] two contiguous hours to concentrate on learning how to play a video game" wouldn't be such a "big ask" after all. Some of your games aren't even worth taking two minutes to learn to play, though, let alone two hours.
On a related note, if you were to just cut back on the brain-draining, mindlessly boring, overbearing, hours-long, required "tutorial" sections that you have included in so many of your games lately, EA, maybe this supposed problem would solve itself. Ever consider that? (To be fair, EA is not the only culprit in that particular crime against gaming, but they were one of the first and are definitely still one of the most egregious of the lot.)
"Our customers are too dumb to play our already excessively dumbed down video games, so I guess we need to dumb them down even more," is what they're essentially saying here. In any case, this just goes to show how little respect EA has for their customers. ...as if all of the other bullshit
that EA has done over the decades hasn't already shown that, loud and clear. I like one of the comments under that article (yes, I re-enabled them, because I guess I'm a glutton for punishment in that sense): "It isn't even hyperbole to say that people like this man are destroying games."
Truer words have rarely been spoken.
(EDIT) Also, the fact that their company is so bloated that they can even have such an overblown position as "chief creative officer" is a big part of the problem to begin with. (/EDIT)
(EDIT 2) Another comment, farther down:( Read more... )
This, right here, is the sort of thing I re-enabled Disqus for. (/EDIT 2)