Despite the statements that are, to be honest, a little too often repeated, the big players in the industry are relatively indifferent to their glorious past. Recently, it was Electronic Arts that reminded us of this by removing some illustrious junk from their catalog on GOG without warning. As is so often the case, the hour of honorable fines has come.
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They’re hands down the most downloaded titles on the platform, but Ultima Underworld 1 + 2 or Syndicate Plus made a name for themselves with GOG disappearing two months ago. In view of the scolding of the players, the American had turned himself back on the machine, as so often, and promised to return the deleted games to release the key.
The backlash went by itself
Today it is the turn of Vice President of Marketing Chris Bruzzo to come back to this episode with our colleagues from Games industry
When making decisions that affect gamers, we take the time to consider what impact they may have and whether they will best serve gamers’ interests. When we removed Syndicate and Ultima Underworld, we missed this step and therefore didn’t fully consider the player perspective. In the future, we’ve made sure we have a process to take care of it.
If the prospect does not specify in any way how the gamblers’ point of view would affect the presence of a game from now on, they swear that Electronic Arts measured a loyal audience’s love for old titles and that they would not be brought back there.
All right, it’ll be fine this time. For the most afraid of you, let’s remember all useful purposes Ultima underworld 1 + 2, Syndicate Plus and Syndicate Wars everything else will therefore be offered free of charge on GOG until September 3rd. Is a known mistake really half forgiven all of a sudden?