One of the most unexpected moves in recent months has been that made by Electronic Arts with several of its older titles. So much Ultima Underworld 1 + 2 as Syndicate works were withdrawn from GOG, prior notice from the company.
After a few weeks in which it seemed that those users who already had the games would be the only ones to enjoy them, there was a radical change. The company rectified and returned the foursome of video games, offering them for free
Now, thanks to some statements in GamesIndustry.biz, EA’s Executive Vice President of Marketing, Business and Positive Gaming, Chris Bruzzo, assured that the decision to withdraw them in the first place was due to a glitch when it comes to managing your digital licenses.
“When we make decisions that affect players, we take the time to review exactly what the potential impacts are and if they serve the best interests of the players. When we retire Syndicate and Ultima Underworld, we skip that step and therefore skip that step. We don’t fully consider the perspective of the players. “
To avoid this type of situation in the future, EA points out that from now on they will impose “a process that considers the player’s perspective at the time of making decisions. “Bruzzo acknowledges that he felt the affection of so many fans for the games, which made them” realize that we had to return their availability again.