Peter Moore Wants E3 Open to Community, Deflects NCAA Football 09 Criticism

Posted July 25th, 2008 at 10:03 am

In his latest blog entry, Peter Moore comments on the state of E3 while indirectly brushing off criticism directed at NCAA Football 09. He goes on to thank the community for helping to get some of the issues with the latest releases (NCAA, Nascar) addressed so quickly.

The consensus seems to be that E3 was awful this year and that major changes are needed. Moore suggests that fans of the games should be involved in the event. Considering EA’s focus on involving the community that should not come as a surprise.

Let’s invite the community.  With the right planning, involving our biggest fans in E3 would bring back some of the raw passion the event has lost.

Moore also touched on the company’s interaction with the community and how it has been of immediate benefit. He cites the producers posting on the EA Sports World forums (don’t exist) while linking to the same old terrible EA forums.

We’d love it if every game was perfect, but in all my years in the industry I’ve never seen a game with zero bugs.  Because of the fans, we’ve already addressed a handful of issues in NCAA Football and NASCAR, and if we can create an environment to continue to get our games in the hands of you, our fans, sooner, then I’m all for it.

While gameplay is always going to be subjective there is no excuse for broken features. While they are actively working on getting them fixed that doesn’t change the fact that areas such as player editing and Online Dynasty have caused major headaches for consumers.