GameSpot: "EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said that the company doesn't want to nickle and dime players"
Don't put them in your games then. It's as simple as that.
Simple and easy nuff said.
"EA Doesn't Want to Nickel and Dime Players With Microtransactions" Translated, "EA Does Want to Nickel and Dime Players With Microtransactions"
@Anthotis I think the article title is correct. With $50 season passes EA isn't looking for nickles or dimes they are trying to empty your bank account.
EA doesn't nicke and dime you, instead they will sell you an online only game for $60 and a $50 season pass that they don't specify what is in it! I don't have issues with this, but it better be damn worth it! Titanfall did this and got a lot of hate for it, but it was totally worth it for me being the best game until Gears of War:UE was released 18 months later. BattleFront doesn't look like it will be worth it for me though.... :D
they say this just in time for star wars.
From my point of view, I have only ever bought annual passes for games I absolutely love... which isn't many. Usually Battlefield, COD and Assassins Creed. I've never bothered with Micro Transactions. As for this myth that only EA is out to fleece you, thats silly. Now if you are talking about every publisher and manufacturer on the planet trading globally then of course, that is the nature of capitalism. You'd swear that most users on here were pro communism. However, we know that most Americans are taught this is the nature of evil and trumpet free market capitalism. Which in itself is just as evil, American and French farm subsidies anyone? So African nations can't sell their own cotton to their people because the US governmet (and others to a lesser extent) subsidise cottom farming making it so cheap Afrian nations can't compete. There is a word for that, it starts with T and ends with a T with a WA in the middle!. In the grand scheme of things micro transactions and season passes are just that, buy them or dont buy them, just stop pointing the finger at EA making them beelzebub of corporate greed. Step outside guys and get a whiff of the true nature of evil, "Free Market Capitalism gone wrong on a global scale" I just thought I'd put that smell out there and see if anyone gaggs on it.
The answer can be one only: don't buy the games. As long as we buy the games, or even worse, we preorder the games, publishers will go on like this allways checking out how far they can go with their profit maximizing techniques.
That's great EA!! So instead of microtransactions we get to pay double price for a game with a season pass just to get content that should've been there from the off. YAY!!
"EA Doesn't Want to "Nickel and Dime" Players With Microtransactions" So instead they charge £50 for DLC.
Just like a lot of other publishers and developers? Games will be more expensive next gen and frankly I like thought of more dlc than expensive games.
@Far- Agreed. Many need to factor that when the prices go up, we will still have DLC. I'd rather have DLC as an option, then a higher price over all as its not as if changing the price would mean no DLC. Games actually should be like $80 or $90 right now do to inflation.
@Farsendor1 "Just like a lot of other publishers and developers?" Just because it's common doesn't mean it's right. If everyone was murdering everyone, that wouldn't give me the right to murder.
Farsedon Please name me some games that have a $50 season pass.. I'll wait!
True, but look at Bungie's Destiny... DLC is more money. Fair enough. That DLC should net me everything you are offering for the season... should it not? Nope. Microtransactions are there for things that should be part of the core game. At least EA is going to choose one way or another....not both.
@Far If by "a lot" you mean Bungie then you would be correct.
Developers should be rewarded for work- But when you cut content to put as a season pass- thats nasty. Season passes were suppose to be a deterant so gamers wouldnt sell games to the used game market. All this season pass bs is going to do the exact opposite.
Exactly give us the full experience. And simply make it where we can unlock everything just by playing it. Call me old fashion but that's kinda how it use to be.
But when you have $50 season pass worth of dlc is that giving us the "full experience"? This situation seems like their excusing their massive dlc pass because they didn't include microtransactions. Call ME old fashion but I like how you bought the game and got tons of content, without microtransactions NOR DLC, just waiting for that glorious sequel.
No point in Going for the small stuff when we can charge you $60 for half a damn game and $110 for a full game who needs microtransactions.
Whatever you say EA. You keeping doing what you're doing and I'll keep not buying your products.
The lies they come up with are unbelievable. We all seen through EA's lies years ago. They are releasing games with minimal content, and then release the rest of it in the form of DLC/Microtransactions. If they can't add this stuff because of time constraints, they should delay the game so they can fit it in. But EA (and many other game companies) don't do that. They just release the game incomplete and then charge us for the rest of the game later. Or, if they do get a game released on time, they deliberately cut parts of the game out and sell us those extra parts at a later date. DLC wasn't created for this. DLC was created so developers could keep adding things to the game if they come up with new ideas. This sadly hasn't happened though. Game developers eye's turned into dollar/pound/euro signs when DLC became a big thing last gen. All they seen was a chance to make more money. I'm at the point now where i wish DLC was never bought into console gaming. We were much better off without it. This guy is right is right about one thing though, they aren't taking nikel and dimes, they have moved on from that. They are now after the pounds, dollars and euro's.
Bouncer: "I don't want to charge you cover to get into the bar but.....that will be $5 " They aren't nickel & Diming people.....they are dollaring and benjamining people.
Just don't buy them, Simple as that.
They don't need to nickel and dime their fan base, they have big enough balls to release a half-ass game, and charge an additional $50 "season pass" for the rest of the content. LOL, why would they need to if they can bend us over so hard right off the bat???
From what I see it's a lot of publishers and console makers game plan . people love to fucus on ea but let it slide with others. Gamers of today let this happen. They love paying more for less
How noble of EA to not nickel and dime people with microtransactions, they make sure everything is included in the $50 season pass!
I don't want to smoke weed every day. Translation, I actually do.
They'll strip out the microtransactions, give you 1/3rd of a game for $60, then charge the same for the DLC. Just like Battlefront. Anyone that doesn't realize what EA are doing is a moron.
Precisely, someone should tell EA that actions speak louder than words.
LAMO, I was thinking the same thing https://www.youtube.com/wat...
lol, gave me the legit lolz. EA has already stated this a while ago and confirmed Star Wars Battlefront won't have microtransactions as well as Need For Speed. http://www.gamespot.com/art... and http://www.pcgamer.com/need... So i don't think its merely an isolated situation, I think its them saying they are not doing microtransactions any longer. Maybe do to low sales, maybe do to high sales from other larger DLC, who knows.
Or simply to add them a few month down the line like most other AAA games do by now. I have strange feeling about that pr talk :/
Maybe but a $50 season pass means they don't want your nickel and dimes they want your hard earned dollars now.
Exactly. EA only wants "dollar dollar bills ya'll"
I just found out the season pass in Canada is $69.99 and the game is 79.99. Usually they inflate the game costs but digital content is the same price as the states.. Guess not
That is way too much don't even bother with it, I haven't bought a EA game in 2 or 3 years and i don't miss them one bit.
... https://45.media.tumblr.com... Oh that's rich <wipes tear from eye>
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I actually chuckled when I read the title.
Does anyone else smell bullshit?
..but did you even read their recent news? http://www.pcgamer.com/need... http://www.gamespot.com/art... So you doubt the thing they are already doing right now?
lol N4G is filled with some of the slowest gamers lolz. Sooooo someone is doubtful they are going to do something that is actually happening RIGHT NOW? smh...I see. So, screw facts right? Classic N4G, the rest of the world exist buds. If gamers actually agreed with many peoples statements on here ,those titles wouldn't be doing record sales and huge numbers, but whats reality right? lol stay salty N4G, facts seem to scare the crap out of people on here lol
No its still bushit because its not nickel and dime its $50 freakin DLC on a game with barely any content. ...So did you even read their recent news?
edmix All this damage control, you have to work for EA. Are you Peter More?
@Omegasyde No hes just your average corporate apologist. The kind of person that thinks big corporations are run by genius businessmen and that everything they do is to the benefit of the buyer.
@Rachel- Not really. Merely pointing out the thing many are saying won't happen is actually already happening with several of their titles. Yet many of you here think this is news despite months ago EA confirming this. That does't even have anything to do with being an "apologist" as the thing again many are questioning is factually actually already in effect with some for their titles. It only really shows just how little some of you even pay attention to game news. Your guys are again questioning and speculating on something thats already started to happen. its not a BS or "yea right" or anything like that, its already being done and it merely shows even if done, many of you didn't even know despite the news of this months ago. ...that isn't even in support of EA lol, that is merely supporting facts and common sense. The thing again we are questioning if will really be done, has already happened. Star Wars Battlefront and Need For Speed have zero micortransactions. That isn't for, that isn't against....that is merely stating facts.... @spicelicka- "No its still bushit because its not nickel and dime its $50 freakin DLC on a game with barely any content." ...that has nothing to actually do with microtransacrtons. My comment is regarding a fact. The fact is no microtransactions are in Need For Speed or Star Wars Battlefront..... I mean do you guys not actually get what a fact is or? lol That isn't even saying I support or don't support DLC, that is me saying for the fact that the very thing they are saying they are doing, they are actually currently doing. I mean...do anyone of you even have a link to state otherwise? (Classic N4G though, I know how much you guys hate facts lolz)
@EDMix I like how you act as if you're intellectually superior to everyone on this site and you keep putting down everyone based on assumptions you made from a handful of comments. You overgeneralize the user-base and question why they don't go hardcore snooping for news on every single comment they make. Get real. This isn't some intellectual, sophisticated, and high class news website. When video games are a topic of discussion it's never going to be a fully researched and evidence supported one.
@Rachel- didn't read.....don't care.
Then you've lost and by responding it shows you do care. I'll see you in several articles submitted in the last hour continuing your crusade by tommorrow then?
Of course they don't. They want you to give them 50$ all at once instead of over a period of several months.
yeah and the earth is square.
instead of that ,they ask for it all in a big lump
Lol, they rather season pass you to death. Oh lets not forget their "online pass" code they had too. Oh and it was EA trying to swing into "social games" with the nickel and dime in full force. Sim City on Facebook anyone?
Of course not, they upgraded to $Ulysses S. Grant and $Benjamin Franklin you to death now. Nickel and Dime are so last gen.
what they say and what they do are two very different things. EA, why you always lying?
Talk about damage control lol. How are you going to say that when you're releasing most of the game(Battlefront) through a season pass? Maybe people would believe you if all of your DLC is free, but that's not happening.
Then don't F%#$ing do them then!
Not a fan of much dlc, but some of it is fair. If people didn't buy it, they wouldn't sell it. EA aren't the biggest culprits.
No, they want to $10 and $20 bill ya with DLC. But yeah... no nickels or dimes here.
I wish more games were like how Bloodeborne is doing it . Just give me the main game ... no BS . Every thing else are free updates and full fledged expansion about nine months later .. which is a good timeframe to release new content to get people into a game after an extended period of time. Noone wants small chucks to nibble on , we want the full main coarse and maybe a dessert after we let out stomachs settle
It's crazy for a publisher that doesn't want to include microtransactions they sure do it a lot, as well as lacking content to make it expansions (Battlefield, Star Wars). EA needs to stop being so greedy and reopen Maxxis so I can get a ps4 Sims 4 port, lol.
People think companies should just stop micro transactions in games yet they fail to realize that would be incredibly stupid from a business perspective. Why the hell would any company stop something that practically gains them an extra 50% of what they were making selling the game alone? The more Money they make the more games that come out and that's cool with me even if I'm not interested in MTs myself.
EA: "We aren't going to nickle and dime you through microtransactions" Customer: "Oh boy thanks EA!" EA: "We're just going to make you pay upfront for it instead ala Season Pass". Customer: *Gun in mouth*
EA Doesn't Want to "Nickel and Dime" Players With Microtransactions, they want too use Macrotransactions.
God help us all.