Two thoughts when I read that EA was going to alter their strategy by focusing ‘hits’ and releasing fewer titles.
1) Less shovelware = awesome. ‘Hits’ before ‘*hits’, imo. There goes half the Wii titles next year.
2) Battlefield 3 will be quickly followed by 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9…. and we’ll never see a new ip again.
Ideologically, which means ignoring the fact that we’d have a bazillion sequels to a few games, focusing on making fewer but better games is the (safe) way to go and something I’d love to see as long as there was diversity. This goes hand in hand with why social and mobile gaming are 99% garbage and why Nintendo is also refocusing back onto the core gamer. If you make enough crap, eventually the place is going to stink.
We’ll see. I want to be like “Heck yes, more Battlefield!” but I dread thinking “oh muh gawd look what they did to Battlefield” or when they replace the 30+ different titles with 22+ sequels and the hits turn to ‘*hits’ and we never see a new game again.