EA’s Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore has said that he feels “sorry” for gamers who gamed during the cartridge age, as he’s sensed a longing on forums for a return of the “old times”. Moore also said that he feels “hurt” when gamers trash-talk EA developers like DICE and Bioware.
“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,” Moore told Eurogamer in an interview.
“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. There was nothing else coming along. Sometimes I feel sorry for gamers whose world was cartridges. I sense on the boards there is a pining for the old times.”
On gamers criticizing EA devs, he said: “I do get hurt for guys who work at BioWare, who work at DICE, who work at EAC in Vancouver. These are guys who love games and are brilliant at what they do, and then read this stuff and go, well, I gave everything for that, and that’s what they think about it”
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