EA CFO Clarifies Stance On Microtransactions

In the wake of comments made regarding the ubiquity of microtransactions in future EA titles, CFO Blake Jorgensen has rolled back to clarify that, in fact, not every upcoming EA game will offer them.

Speaking at the Wedbush Technology Conference in New York City earlier today, Jorgensen stated that while microtransactions will likely become ubiquitous for free-to-play mobile games, larger console titles will likely focus more on content services like Battlefield Premium. "All of our mobile games will have micro-transactions in them, because almost all of them are going to a world where they are play for free," he said. "The real core of the microtransaction business is within the mobile part of our business which is the free-to-play business."

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CouldHaveYelledUiiW2104d ago (Edited 2104d ago )

I guess that is one reason why WiiU has the NFC tech they would want a safe and easy way to do Microtransactions.

Maybe for Indies. (and EA, lol)

stuna12104d ago

EA is backing down because of the flack their getting plain and simple! Although there are those that would support microtransaction, I'm sure the majority of gamers wouldn't! It could be more of a hinderance to tolal game sales.

TekoIie2104d ago (Edited 2104d ago )

Well they said at one point there are people who buy their games expecting microtransactions. Where are those people EA? Why aren't they supporting DS3???

Hopefully they're realizing they were wrong all along :)

Roper3162104d ago

I passed on DS3 because of the action oriented approach and the fact they forced a 2nd person to be with you like RE5 did and the universal ammo. My best DS moments were being surrounded by Necro's with like 5 bullets for each of my equipped guns because I would find ammo for other guns and not what I had equipped.

The MT's in DS3 imho were for people who...

A - Stink at gaming and need the help

B - people who don't have the patients to unlock upgrades as you advance in the game and need everything right away.

All the MT's in DS3 were able to be unlocked through normal progression in the game and I have no problem with those kinds. It's when it becomes a pay to win or pay extra to have the complete game that bothers me.

TekoIie2104d ago (Edited 2104d ago )


Thats a kinda false.

They dont force you to play with another player since co-op is completely optional. SP is just Isaac alone. You dont have an AI Carter follow you around like RE5.

Also universal ammo didnt make it into the final build. They removed it so that its like previous Dead Space games...

But I do agree that DS3 has implemented MT's in a way thats "acceptable" since everything bought through them can be earned by just playing the game.

PopRocks3592104d ago

Whatever EA. You continue your crappy business practices and I'll continue to not buy any of your games.

Soldierone2104d ago

Don't worry, EA and others will keep pressing buttons. They just won't publicly say it, they will just keep pushing till people rage at them and stop buying games. Then they will apologize, and find something new to milk money out of.

RememberThe3572104d ago

Publishers need to realize the 60 bucks is a lot of money to regular people. We got bills and food to pay for, internet, power, heating, insurance, rent, it all stacks up. 60 bucks becomes an investment we're hoping to get a lot out of. And when publishers try to get even more money out of us just so we can enjoy the game we already bought, it gets really frustrating.