While I’m sure there are worse things in the world of business than making bad video games and having terrible video game policies, EA is still considered the “Worst Company in America” for second year in a row, according to the Consumerist.
However, during an interview with Kotaku, EA CEO Andrew Wilson and vice president of the Games Label, Patrick Soderlund, talked about how they don’t feel that they are the worst company in America, but understand that the consumers are telling them something by saying this.
“We started thinking about how we don’t want to be viewed as the worst company in America.” said Sunderland. “I personally don’t think we’ve ever been the worst company in America, but it says something. The consumers out there are telling us something. And we actually took it very seriously. This was before Andrew was the CEO. We and [EA chief operating officer] Peter Moore and a couple of other guys in the executive company got together to try to understand what caused people to say these things. And there were some things out there that…consumers told us they didn’t like. Online pass was one thing.”