Sorry but you'll get no sympathy from me, as much of it is their own doing. Just look at how you can take an EA game that is not even 3 years old and when you try to play the MP you get "No servers...buy our new game instead!" yet I got Half Life 1 and Team Fortress Classic, both from the late 90s, as part of a bundle and guess what? The MP works fine and doesn't cost valve squat because the gamer can host!
Nobody is sticking a gun to their head and making them build some generic triple A CoD ripoff, in fact we have ample evidence with games like Dark Souls, Amnesia, XCom, Torchlight series, hell I could go on all day naming games aimed at a niche audience that made 30%,40%, even 50% profit above and beyond what it cost to make but the publishers have become greed on wheels so bad that games like Tomb Raider S (S for Stupid God damned name that makes no sense because there already WAS a Tomb Raider with no number beside it) can sell 4 million copies at $60 a fricking pop and STILL be considered a flop!
So I'm sorry, not a single fuck to give from me, in fact I agree with Jim Sterling at Escapist that has been saying for a couple of years we are heading for a game crash and it will be the best thing to happen for gamers in years as publishers have been treating them like walking ATMs and forcing everything to be generic grey sludge to try to please every possible demographic and the world would frankly be a better place if they died out.
At the end of the day its greed, that is ALL that it is, its this endless greed on wheels that has made it so that when you shell out $60 God damned dollars for a game you often get a gimped all to fuck shitty experience because "herpa de derp, you didn't give us $50 for the levels we ripped out and relabeled as DLC herpa de derpa", it is the endless greed that is made anything less than WoW or CoD money an instant failure, its the endless greed that refuses to look at hard evidence like the numbers Valve published showing that by selling L4D at a $20 or less price point they ended up not only making 1700% profit thanks to digital distribution removing copying costs but also made them insane amounts of money by bringing in new fans that bought everything from T-shirts to action figures, and its endless greed that has removed every single positive the console had over the PC thus making them worthless for the average person.
So you'll excuse me if I don't shed a single tear to see these bloated corporate monsters choke to death on their endless desire for every higher profits and need to bump the stock price, the whole lot of them is worthless as far as I'm concerned.