Submitted by Theparanerds 661d ago | news

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. (Cliff Bleszinski, EA, PS3, Xbox 360)

Snookies12  +   661d ago
Why is this guy popping up every day now...?
animegamingnerd  +   661d ago
because journalist got bored of writing wii u is doom articles and decided to recycle news
Marco transaction will be introduced next year. Then mega transaction the year after. Then tera transactions.
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Roper316  +   661d 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.
DumpManager  +   660d ago
I am pretty sure EA will bankrupt itself next.. they are pricing themselves into the graveyard
MysticStrummer  +   661d ago
Microtransactions are fine in theory. It all depends on how they're used.
BLAKHOODe  +   661d 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.
stuna1  +   661d 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
Monolith  +   661d ago
They already do.
Taxes baby!
brish  +   660d 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! ;-)
ziggurcat  +   661d 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.
LAWSON72  +   661d ago
You should if it can effect the balance of the multiplayer.
Nobody cares what Cliff thinks
Snookies12  +   661d ago
No no, I'm sure HE cares what he thinks, just that nobody else does...
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   661d 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..
Monolith  +   661d 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.
Rockefellow  +   661d ago
I don't care if they add them. If it's anything like Dead Space 3's (or 2, but nobody seemed to remember it having the same exact DLC structure), then it's completely optional and doesn't hinder the game in any way whatsoever. What's wrong with letting the casual person renting the game drop a few bucks on unnecessary DLC, while the regular gamer plays without being bothered by it?
torchic  +   661d ago
"all of which strongly suggests a pay-to-win mentality on the part of EA in their decision to include these within the title"

I know you hate microtransactions, but that doesn't give you the right to spread misinformation like that.

horrible journalism, yet again. go and find yourself another career.
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LAZL0-Panaflex  +   661d ago
And so it begins...
MasterD919  +   661d ago
Enjoy your 80 pieces of seperate content...I mean game, sorry.
Sarobi  +   661d ago
If we go back awhile ago we may find that EA believed "FREE-TO-PLAY" was the future of gaming.. so with that being said I'm not shocked by this movement.
BLAKHOODe  +   661d ago
EA has 2 letters for us gamers.. F and U.

Seriously, now more than ever, DON'T BUY THIS STUFF! Or at least wait till it's heavily discounted. Not buying it is how you make a stand against it.
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Jakens  +   661d ago
EA voted worst American company in 2012

Besides, I expect the microtranscations to get far more invasive and insulting and perhaps some pay-to-win. You may pay $60 for a bare bones game and then pay $2 at a time for extra toppings.

I did pay for some Rock Band DLC but for most other games, I have waited for a "Complete Edition".

When I wait for that "compete edition" game to come out and it doesn't, I see that the price of said game has droped by half.

For future "pay-to-win" DLC, the trophies and and achievements might be disabled. That is something of strong debate on both sides.

Come to think of it, there is so much going wrong in all areas of Microtransactions. (started with stupid horse armor)
DumpManager  +   660d ago
EA is sealing it's fate.

Dead Space 3 is an example of what the future holds for their microtransactions

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