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Electronic Arts Announces Micro-Transactions For All Future Games, Cliff Bleszinski Defends Decision

In a recent announcement in the Morgan Stanley Technology Media & Telecom Conference, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen has stated plans for all future titles to include micro-transaction markets and options. Jorgensen claims that “consumers are enjoying and embracing that way of the business” and wholeheartedly supporting the idea of micro-transactions within video games. He specified that “we’re building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way, either to get to a higher level, to buy a new character, to buy a truck, a gun; whatever it may be.” all of which strongly suggests a pay-to-win mentality on the part of EA in their decision to include these within the title.

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Snookies121184d ago

Why is this guy popping up every day now...?

animegamingnerd1184d ago

because journalist got bored of writing wii u is doom articles and decided to recycle news

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

Marco transaction will be introduced next year. Then mega transaction the year after. Then tera transactions.

Roper3161184d ago

so everyone should wait until the games are 10 bucks and then use the other 50 they saved by waiting to buy the rest of the game.

DumpManager1184d ago

I am pretty sure EA will bankrupt itself next.. they are pricing themselves into the graveyard

MysticStrummer1184d ago

Microtransactions are fine in theory. It all depends on how they're used.

BLAKHOODe1184d ago

And microtransactions have been around for ages.. not just in video games!

Ever had to pay extra at a fast food joint to add cheese or bacon to your sandwich? That's a microtransaction. Goto a theater and want extra butter on your popcorn? That's a microtransaction. Went to the car wash and want a 2nd coat of wax? Microtransaction! Went to a petting zoo and need 'feed' to feed the animals? That's another microtransaction. Want to send a message to somebody not on your Facebook friend's list? That costs $1 now.. microtransaction!

Microtransactions are nice extras, but completely unnecessary. It just depends on the person's desire.

stuna11184d ago

I'm just waiting till microtransactions hit the real world! Microtransaction for each sip of water, every breath you take, every square of toilet paper you use, good days are ahead! Can't wait/s

Monolith1184d ago

@stuna1
They already do.
Taxes baby!

brish1183d ago

"Ever had to pay extra at a fast food joint to add cheese or bacon to your sandwich? That's a microtransaction."

So EA is behind that as well! EA is far more evil than I ever imagined! ;-)

ziggurcat1184d ago

as long as the items that are associated with these transactions can be obtained through natural progression, i don't give a damn what they do.

LAWSON721184d ago

You should if it can effect the balance of the multiplayer.

Snookies121184d ago

No no, I'm sure HE cares what he thinks, just that nobody else does...

FAT MAN GO BOOM1184d ago

Well he supports it because how else is ea to pay for his exotic cars...

that said... I will not be surprise if ea publishes games once he opens a new studio he has to wait his year before he can go work for someone else...

That f*ck EA I will not by any game with micro transaction or pay to win...

I will become a retro gamer before I let them take more money this is just greed plan and simple... they make more money than people could imagine... billions of worth... screw it...

I would rather drop gaming than to contribute to their Greed any more..

Monolith1184d ago

Completely agree. These might be the last few years of gaming for me. I don't like the outlook of video games for the future. Ps3 and older is what its going to be I suppose.

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