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EA Exec Clarifies: 'Not All Games Will Have Microtransactions'

GR - "Entire thing a misunderstanding on our part"

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first1NFANTRY1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

Good reddens. I feared the worst for a second there. Hopefully the decline of DS3 sales will educate them on how gamers feel about microtransactions.

classic2001239d ago

Now Its time for cryteck to tell us not all games from them will be free to play because that is just stupid.

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wallis1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

I'm not sure they'll ever be educated. They're still clinging to this fantasy of games becoming this huge multi-demographic market like movies. Thing is though as great as it is that movies get everyone from grandma's to toddlers into cinemas it still stands to reason that movie buffs - people who go every week to see the latest film, people who read previews and get excited about countdowns to trailers - make them the most money.

If EA made golf balls, for example, they'd ignore Tiger Woods walking into their store and paying three grand for a club and instead they'd try and ween a fraction of the money out of his mildly interested date. The main issue is that anyone who knows enough about games to care about every little resource in dead space 3 is also going to know enough that those things used to be free, and that it makes no sense to start paying now.

classic2001239d ago

I think games will reach that movie industry status but first me and you will need to get old, the gaming industry in my opinion is still a young industry and most gamers are under 35, the older people get then the bigger this industry becomes.

Its hard to convert older non gamers who were grown up on movies to games, they will need to die out lol.

hay1239d ago

Not every game will sell cut into 10 pieces, sold separately.

ravinash1239d ago

A little to close to his face for my liking.
I really hope he has learnt from this... don't treat your customers as just a source of money to squeeze as hard as you can.
Try good service and products instead, it will get you a lot further.

UnHoly_One1239d ago

This made me laugh.

"When previously we read the word “all” in the first statement, we took it to mean “all”. Today’s revisit to the topic has made us recognise the error. We should have instead ignored the word entirely."

csreynolds1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

Reading through the articles related, I'd say Jorgensen is the one to blame for the confusion, not GR, OXM or anyone else. He said, and I quote (from the original source - http://www.oxm.co.uk/50616/...

"We are building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way".

What other way is there to interpret this than "we are building micro-transactions into all of our games"?

This is just another case of stupid spokesperson says stupid thing, then retracts stupid thing, defending his retraction by claiming the public 'misunderstood' him.

KrisButtar1239d ago

ya the article shows his 1st statement as well, using the word "all" and shows his new statement which is far different.

"This is just another case of stupid spokesperson says stupid thing, then retracts stupid thing, defending his retraction by claiming the public 'misunderstood' him." well said bubble up

csreynolds1239d ago

Thanking you kind sir. Much appreciated.

Ghoul1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

"We are building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way".

i dont wanna sound smart or something but working with a lot of those people (sadly) in my daily job it COULD also mean something like:

episodic payments
Subscriptions
gametime passes

since these guys don't split the topics every transaction after the initial payment is a payment on the along the way

world of warcraft for example is a payment for things (in that case game time) along the way

these payment methods would NOT give you items or dlc on a payment but rather split a game price into a different method of payment in general.

he still is a douche with a loose mouth for sure but I'm just saying....

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