Guy Who Claims EA is About to Fire Him Says The Old Republic Sucks
Please remember that the entire content of this post is operating under the assumption that this anonymous blogger who calls himself “EA Louse” is in fact who he says he is, even though he absolutely might not be who he says he is.
All right, let’s go. In his own words…
I found out recently that I will be dismissed from Bioware Mythic during the next round of layoffs EA coming this November.
OK, so I guess you’ve got some dirt to spill. Spill away.
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.
Old Republic will be one of the greatest failures in the history of MMOs from EA. Probably at the level of the Sims Online. We all know it too.
Oh man, this feels like a real COUGH COUGH moment if there ever was one. I obviously don’t have a clue about how true any of this is, but I think David Jaffe, in his response to this on his blog, probably put it in perspective best: “Everyone thinks they always know better than the people in charge.”
So maybe this guy is right about SWTOR, or maybe he’s just a bitter asshole. I guess we’ll find out early next year when it hits.