Wilson rose up with EA sports games and their affinity to already well-known features like collectibles. Now everyone and their mother's dog tries to transfer that cash cow to other games and wonders why it isnt going as smoothly. All the while gameplay is taking a backstep cos they cant handle all the graphic fidelity, mtx systems and designing good gameplay with all of that anymore. AAA is hitting a brick wall.Technically speaking we can call it a game - albeit an unreleased buggy alpha of a game with limited gameplay elements.
And since people PLAY the game i guess that too would qualify it as a game.
Not sure about Curling though, but Chess is apparently called a "sport" nowadays and not a board game and the summer olympics of 2020 will include Golf which i see as a nice stroll for an hour while whacking a ball with a stick and not a sport. I prefer the classical olympic games myself like running, throwing spears and such.
EDIT: Apparently EA releases "games" that are actually loot box delivery systems designed to deliver surprise mechanics with minimal content.