It hasn't been a good quarter. Near the end of October production ceased on the new Command and Conquer game as well as closed Victory Studios, only to turn around and say the F2P title would be scrapped for it in favour of the tried-and-tested commercial option. Little did players know, however, less than a month later, Battlefield 4's servers would suffer the worst DDOS attack in history and cease production on all expansion, only to then be under investigation this week for SEC fraud. To put the last nail in, stocks for the corporate giant have plummeted, despite the fact they seem to have unlimited leeway when it comes to growth appreciation of shares... So what does this mean for EA or, (more importantly) its game franchises? For the corporation, it appears, very little if they carry on sacrificing personnel to keep their losses low, but their games will continue to suffer poor technical releases until, many experts believe, the conglomerate implodes within the decade.