EA: Crysis 3, Dead Space 3 Fall Shy Of Sales Expectations
Yeah, well, that's what happens when you disappoint fans of established franchises.
While Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3 were good games, many followers of each series believed the new installments fell shy of all the hype and anticipation. Many said they took more of an action-y route that clashed with previous gameplay styles, and we agreed.
Now, according to an Electronic Arts post-earnings call, the publisher has revealed that Crysis 3 and Dead Space 3 fell short of expectations. They didn't provide us with specific sales data but it's clear that both games under-performed, despite doing relatively well on the sales charts. Crytek founder Cevat Yerli called Crysis 3 the studio's "masterpiece" but as far as we're concerned, that might be true if we considered the graphics only.
One of these days, developers and publishers will learn that not everyone wants faster and dumber.
5/7/2013 9:55:35 PM John Shepard