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Hi! :) You're right that there's no physical release for PC, but we actually released a combo called SteamWorld Collection for PS4 and [sic] Wii U. So not entirely digital - and hopefully we can release more for physical retail down the line.
These days? No one has liked price hikes EVER. People have been making the same complaints about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer for literal centuries now.
And the rich are a lot richer than when they started a few centuries ago.
I'm pretty sure doing a good job and setting himself up for more work with EA (and anyone else, for that matter) would have been more profitable. Now, he looks a bit of a berk, and no-one would touch him with a bargepole if they wanted someone to present for them.
As a dating sim it does a poor job, but that is consistent with the rest of this experience. Bioware what happened to you?
Having spent three years or so talking to press-cleared employees about their companies and related businesses, it actually is pretty rare they'll have nothing to say. No, they aren't going to give you their pay-cheque and five-year plan, but they do have either prepared statements or answers to questions like what working with them is like, how they interact, what elements they help with, the strengths of the partnership, etc.
Are they 100% honest and willing to explain everything going wrong in the relationship? No, of course not, they're prepared statements for press. But silence is quite odd.
No such thing as bad press. Fact is, it generates reaction - positive or negative is irrelevant to the click count that pays the bills.