Category: News Wire Published on Sunday, 21 October 2012 11:27 Written by scaR Hits: 184
We've all been hooked on Facebook social games at some point in time. If we haven't been virtual gangsters, we've been not so humble farmers. What was once a massive market drawing the interest of top tier titles like Angry Birds and Bejeweled, has declined with a few changes to Facebook policy. Industry behemoth Zynga, notorious for spawing copies of every competitor's game have been shaken almost into collaspe.
EA CEO John Riccitiello has an alternative insight into the current decline in social gaming. Instead Riccitiello believes it's an evolution.
The boom of social gaming was overhyped, but its decline is being overplayed, as well. Companies such as Zynga weren’t as brilliant as they were made out to be a few months ago, but things aren’t as bad as current headlines would have one believe. The companies that are now suffering will have another day. First and foremost, consumers won’t pay for crap. Great gaming, he said, starts with truly good entertainment, not viral marketing involving spamming your friends to get a shovel. - John Riccitiello, Electronic Arts CEO
source : http://allthingsd.com/20121019/electronic-arts-ceo-consumers-wont-pay-for-crap/