EA Won’t Be Sending Out Pre-Release Review Copies of The Sims 4
Such confidence in their product.
See, I was pretty excited for The Sims 4. I’m a great big fan of The Sims. The Sims 2 is among my all time favorite games. Then, news about the game began to leak out, about how much they were cutting out, how the game would be lacking features and mechanics added by not just the expansions and sequels to the original game over the last decade and a half, but also simply stuff that had been in the original game to begin with.
I was mad, but I was willing to give the game a chance. I mean, it’s The Sims after all, it’ll probably come through and be addictive as all hell anyway.
But right now, EA’s latest move with regards to the game fills me with dread about it. You see, IGN’s Dan Stapleton has confirmed that EA is not sending out pre-release review copies of the game. If there are any sent out at all, they will be sent out on or after launch, meaning reviews for the game will be delayed by at least a few days, if not weeks, which is a clear attempt on EA’s part to suppress bad press.
Which makes it pretty clear that there will be bad press, or else why would EA do such a thing to begin with?
And if there will be bad press, that in turn makes it clear the game will, in fact, be bad.
Which makes me very sad.