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The article seems to gloss over the fact that while EA spouse shook things up a little, the initiatives within igda created to deal with it have come to nothing, there is still no meaningful unionisation of game developers, and still no widespread insistence on or expectation of reasonable working hours.

I propose that the most important legacy of EA Spouse (not mentioned in the article) is the damage it did to the reputation of the industry in the eyes of potential industry members.
There is now common knowledge of the poor working conditions among those outside the industry, which I imagine has caused not a few potential game developers to look elsewhere for their career, or consider other approaches to working in games.