Consumerist, the organisers of the Worst Company in America award, has stated that EA may once again win the dubious accolade when voting opens.
According to a blog post on the Consumerist website:
"We haven’t even begun to ask for nominations from readers for the next Worst Company In America tournament, but some are already making the case for once again giving the Golden Poo trophy to reigning two-time WCIA winner Electronic Arts."
EA is the only company to have won the award twice to date and on-going performance issues impacting Battlefield 4 across all platforms and the company's reversal of its online-only stance for SimCity, once described by developer Maxis' president Lucy Bradshaw as "just not possible", may see the publisher once again claim the 'Golden Poo' award.
Producer Patrick Soderlund commented in November last year that:
“I don’t believe for a second that we are the worst company in America, but I do believe when something like that happens, you have to sit down and ask yourselves ‘Why are people saying these things?’ We did that and we started to realise that we are doing things that people don’t like.”
EA labels president Frank Gibeau has also said that the publisher wants to stop being "hated" and this was reflected by the company's decision to abandon online passes which he described as "flat out dumb".
The Worst Company in America is usually crowned in early April.