Innovation At Risk
from the they-just-want-something-better dept
A look at just how badly EA’s Majestic game turned out to be. There had been a ton of hype when it first launched, and people talked about how it would revolutionize video games. The game (if you missed the hype) was more or less based on the movie The Game, where it would integrate a conspiracy theory into part of your life. The article above shows just how badly the game did. 800,000 people started to register for the free version, but only 71,200 actuall finished the registration process. Only about 10,000 actually paid to continue the game. The article blames “gamers” who kept asking for something new, and then ignored it when they got it. I disagree. If Majestic had been any good, this might be a different story. They weren’t rejecting the Majestic concept – just the fact that the game itself wasn’t all that interesting.