There are some games that do have a long stay in EA status but are more then playable. That is because some devs will evolve the game as long as thereīs interest in the game and/or the community request more content. For example "Rimworld", it has just got out of EA but itīs been in development for the past five years, and as such playable. At itīs current state (full release) it has a user rank of 95 on Steam. Some games will stay in development as long as the dev wants to keep working on it, and that dosent mean itīs not finished in itīs game core mechanics. "UnReal World" has been in the works for 23 years, and itīs playable. "Dwarf Fortress" came out in 2006 and itīs still in the works and playable. "Stardew Valley" has been in development since 2012, and so on...
I understand that there has been ALOT of games in EA that have not delivered what they promised, but you do have to really know what games can be the right ones to support, by that I mean you have to do some research. In any way am I saying that EA hasent burnt me more then once, what Iam saying is that some games as I metioned above, can be very playable and have been very successful games in there EA status, you just have to be careful on which games you decided to support in EA. The nature of some games and devs is to keep on evolving/adding to it so itīs not like itīs a bad thing. Itīs those who have abused and/or abandon there project who have burnt the community and not the fact that the game was on EA.
The words "early access" do scare off alot of people, but if you think that for example, a flight sim, as "Prepar3D" by Lockeed Martin of which I bought itīs v2.5, and that now itīs on v4.4, would you think itīs on EA? I will add that on each version they added/fixed things, one then might be familiar with that process for it being similar to EA right? All other flight sims follow that same path, and the same goes with "Steel Beast", as well as many other games be them full releases or EA, they fix things, add things and break things, call it EA or what you fancy, but as hardware and software evolve, so do games, thus some care is needed for them to keep up with users and specs of todays demands.
Just my two cents...
< Message edited by Red2112 -- 1/7/2019 5:20:28 PM >
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