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​ EA "can't afford" another Battlefront II disaster + Epic stealing staff + New Sea of Thieves stuff

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3y Apr 17, 2018
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In this mini news round-up, we take a look at EA executive Patrick Söderlund’s pretty frank comments on the state of the company and it’s image in the wake of the Star Wars Battlefront II loot box fiasco. Radical Heights’ Cliff Bleszinski accuses his ex employer Epic Games of stealing his staff at Bosskey Productions and Xbox’s Sea of Thieves gets much needed new content.

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Sources:
Patrick Soderlund on EA’s image
This- https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/13/17230874/ea-star-wars-battlefront-2-loot-box-patrick-soderlund-interview
this - https://www.ea.com/en-ca/news/updates-to-our-executive-team
and this - https://www.vg247.com/2018/04/16/its-clear-to-us-that-players-see-the-company-differently-than-we-do-says-ea/

Cliffy B accuses Epic Games of stealing staff
Ars Technica - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/04/cliffyb-launches-an-hr-war-with-his-former-employer-epic-games-on-twitter/

Content updates planned for SOT
VG24/7 - https://www.vg247.com/2018/04/13/sea-of-thieves-the-hungering-deep-may/

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