EA May Win Worst Company Award for Third Year in a Row
And still their fans remain.
According to a recent poll by Consumerist, it seems that the 2013 not-so-coveted Golden Poo Award for worst company of the year may go to EA according to a recent article from Motley Fool’s Kevin Noonan. Noonan wrote, “With regard to quality control, it would be disingenuous to describe EA’s software output in 2013 in terms more flattering than ‘dismal,.”
In line with this analysis was the release of EA’s hugely anticipated Battlefield 4, which, despite stellar graphics, fell victim to a number of multiplayer issues, glitches and bugs, and is still suffering from these issues at this point. Updates continue to roll in, and, like the hydra of Greek mythology, each issue fixed seems to bring up more problems as a result.
However, Noonan pointed out that despite their numerous mistakes, the market has yet to show that EA’s customer base has ceased showing their support. “[T]he market has yet to rebuke EA’s tendency to release incomplete games,” he wrote. It seems that, at least for the time being, EA can get away with pretty much whatever that want as far as their consumer base is concerned.