I recently noticed that some sites refer to Early Access as EA so my question is this: Which EA is better?
Funding model brought to the forefront by mildly popular game Minecraft. It is hard to say definitively but it has probably enabled the release of a number of good indie games that would otherwise have not existed and allows for player feedback and community interaction during development (Game of the Year Hades being a good example). While extensively used, it is sometimes abused by selling unfinished games that are never completed.
Much maligned publisher that has been connected to numerous controversies including acquisition of studios that are left to die, treatment of employees, loot box abuse and others. That being said, they have published a very large number beloved games and long standing franchises including Mass Effect, Need for Speed and Command & Conquer and have been going at it since the early 80s making them a staple of the industry.
It initially seemed like an easy question, seeing as how Electronic Arts have been doing lately and how much Early Access has done for smaller developers but its hard to ignore the history of the publisher, they are connected to so much good stuff and Early Access has its fair share of criticisms. So what does everyone think, who deserves the EA crown?