EA Not Looking For Profit From Spore

Just as they did with the Sims, Spore designer and former Civ IV lead Soren Johnson suggested that "there are definitely long, long-term plans for Spore" beyond its initial September release.

Spore Creature Editor has already been released a few weeks ago while the game itself is scheduled for September 7 release in North America. Spore is one of the most anticipated games in recent years, but - according to Soren - Maxis and EA don't have profit as their main business goal with this title.

"The high-level decision-makers on the project are really casting a really wide net. I think they assembled a wide variety of people to try and hit on this. It's a big challenge. I definitely know what the break-even number is, but there are definitely long, long-term plans for Spore", explained Soren.

"So I think that EA is giving this, not in terms initially of what this project is going to do, but as something that's going to become a long-term franchise for EA and be one of the big things that EA is known for."

"For the first product, I think it's important to just put our best foot forward. I don't think they're obsessed with the profit margins off the first one. We'd love to have a million people buy it, but we'll see", he concluded.

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EA Not Looking For Profit From Spore

If anyone believes that EA isn't profit mongering for Spore every bit as much, if not far more, than any of their other titles, then I have some ocean front property in Colorado to sell you at a bargain price!Just the fact that they sold the full-version of the creature creator (which is a demo no matter what you say) for $10 sets a very dangerous precedent for other hotly anticipated titles in the future.This article is either paid for, or it's a blatant puff-piece written precisely for the adulation and possible rewards later of pandering to EA, and quite possibly all of the above.

EA Not Looking For Profit From Spore

I did have a long clinical explanation about EA's move. But it seems the MegaGames filter didn't like words like "ethical". So after 30 odd modulations to try and get the fracker posted I'm gonna go ahead and remove MG from my bookmarks once and for all.

EA Not Looking For Profit From Spore

Its all about profit, all thanks to Maxis, Developer for The Sims series, spore, and the older Sim City series. They look like a parasite getting the hands on anything that is money, EA dont care for quality this days, sell many expansions and done.

EA Not Looking For Profit From Spore

Not looking for profit, thats ridiculous. Just the fact they mentions the sims here means this game will have dozens of expansions just like the dreaded "The Sims" franchinse. Fvck you EA, im not buying crap from you, you are the cancer of the gaming industry.

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